Abhay Deol may have played a supporting part in his last release RAANJHANAA but now he is ready with bigger things. As the only male lead, he has already completed the shoot of ONE BY TWO. Also his debut production, the film is now fast reaching the finishing lines and would be ready for release soon.
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“This is one of the quickest films to have been completed,” informs a source, “The film went on floors in March and within four months its entire shooting is complete. As a producer, Abhay has done a fantastic job. Right through his brief career as an actor so far, he had a view on how films could be made in an efficient and effective manner. When he finally got a chance to bring his thoughts on the table, he made sure that every word counted.”
One does wonder though whether a quick completion of the film can also be attributed to the fact that he had his real life girlfriend Preeti Desai for company as the leading lady as well.
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“Both of them were actually thorough professionals,” informs a source close to first time director Devika Bhagat (who has also written Abhay’s MANORAMA-SIX FEET UNDER and AISHA), “They had fun on the sets like any co-stars would. However their relationship wasn’t the factor behind the quick journey that ONE BY TWO has taken. As a matter of fact, Abhay has always been very critical about performances, whether it is about him or his co-stars. While he is relentless for his own shots, even for Preeti, who is acting in her first ever major film, he didn’t hesitate passing on his feedback and identifying improvement areas. Still, the film progressed like a breeze.”
Nevertheless, with the film now into editing, one waits to see whether the film would hit the screens before end of year.
When contacted, Abhay confirmed that shooting for his debut production was indeed through. As for the release date, he said that there would be a formal announcement soon.