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Abhay Deol in a Brief Rendezvous

By Lipika Varma


Flying straight from his Spain schedule, Abhay Deol seemed to be on the top of the ninth cloud as he finds working alongside Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara’ was great, ” Yeah! Spain was wonderful, long hours of work, 12 hours a day, but it was all worth it. Working with Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar was like bonus for me. I am not that dancing kind of a guy. So while dancing my face would have very dull and sad expression. Hrithik would always tell me,’ if you wanna give your best in dancing, just cheer up and that’s how one sets the dancing floor ablaze by doing any damn steps.

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Further adding about Dharmendera’s dancing style he adds,” Oh! I can never match to his dancing style. He has his own electrifying dancing steps. Till date he is copied by many while performing stage shows.”

Talking about his style statement in the film he remains tight lipped. However, he just divulged one information that,” This cropped hair and a three-day stubble is what I am sporting, minus the bearded look that I am seen with right away.”

In a grinning mood explaining his style off screen he added, “I like to keep things simple, subtle and comfortable- essentially Jeans and t-shirts are my main staples.”

Clad in a plaid shirt and loose-fitted chinos he gushes, “Nowadays its chinos, that’s the new thing for me!” In a grinning mood explaining his style off screen he added, “I like to keep things simple, subtle and comfortable- essentially Jeans and t-shirts are my main staples. Nowadays it’s chinos that are the new thing for me!”

Although it seemed very difficult for Abhay to state one of his best roles attempted till date while from the crowd someone injected, he quickly adds,” O.K ‘Dev D ‘ is my most stylish role to date,.

Admitting being less experimental when it comes to his own wardrobe, he gushes, “I do go from project to project, but in person I don’t think I experiment that much, I am pretty casual as a person and I stick to that. I can be adventurous – I can throw in something here and there perhaps, but overall, I am pretty simple.”

Being chosen the brand Ambassador of a men’s wear apparel Abhay admiring himself quips, “When they approached me, I asked them – ‘why me?’ because seriously, I don’t consider myself to be a fashion icon. Then they explained that their style is pretty much like mine- simple & comfortable. I went with them to a distributor who asked them to make jazzier, colourful and shinny clothes, but they refused since that wasn’t their design philosophy. That impressed me quite a bit!”

He rejects endorsing few things,” I would never like to endorse cigarettes. And I really detest endorsing ‘Fair And Lovely’ cream. It is not only terrible but demeaning to endorse whitening creams. I rather endorse something which represents ‘Dark and Sexy’ look.”

Hmmm… Sounds sexy indeed!

About the changed avatar bolly female stars,” role of today’s woman in cinema has changed. Women oriented subjects are being painted on the celluloid thus opening new avenues to the female actors. Women in cinema are being portrayed very differently the female stars no more treated merely as glam-quotient

Citing Salman Khan and Kajol as his Bollywood style icons, adding to his success mantra he says, “I think it is important to have a vision, to have an idea of what you want to achieve to begin with and also one needs to understand their own self. One needs to evaluate the pros and cons of the strength he possesses. If you know you are strong at something then try and improve on that. Know your strength and prey on those strengths so you can become stronger.” Further adding, “I am not a competitive person and I think that is in my advantage. I think a lot of people get lost in competition and that makes them lose their individuality.” He conludes.

-Lipika Varma

By Lipika Varma on 10 September, 2010
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