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Abhay Deol: I am no Shahrukh Khan

March 12, 2010 12:31:50 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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In a very short span of time, actor Abhay Deol has carved out a niche for himself in the world of middle cinema. It will not be an exaggeration to call him the undisputed king of this type of cinema, a true inheritor to the Om Puri-Naseeruddin Shah lineage.

Once known in Bollywood as simply the cousin brother of Sunny and Bobby Deol and often ridiculed by the die-hard fans of the Deols because of his lean thin looks, unlike his more famous and muscular cousins, Abhay surprised the industry with his choice of off-beat films. And soon became a favourite of the intelligentsia with his dimpled smile after amazing and award winning performances in SOCHA NA THA, OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE! and DEV D.


His award winning ROAD, MOVIE has just released to rave reviews and once again, it's Abhay who has been praised to the heavens by the critics.

However, despite the success, accolades and fan following, the actor is rooted to the ground and very humble. When questioned about his choice of films Abhay replied with his dimpled smile that he is no Shahrukh Khan to work in larger than life films that SRK does. He added that he simply cannot carry such films on his shoulders as the audience will reject him outright and secondly such commercial films will never be offered to him, so has no choice but to do the kind of films that he is doing at present .

Well, Abhay seeing your capabilities and fan following we are sure that you can carry any film that you want to, and your statement is humility at its best!


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