Abhay Deol has formed a niche for himself. And he would rather take pride in that than be apologetic about it. Ever since his debut release Socha Na Tha (2005), he has time and again made unusual choices, so much so that he didn’t shy away from playing a middle aged Government officer in Shanghai soon after the super-success of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara where he enacted the part of a happy-go-lucky richie rich.
Meanwhile, the tag of being ‘niche’ has been attached to Abhay for way too long now. So does the actor consider that as a boon or a bane?
"Yes, I am being niche, and proudly so. See, majority of movies thrive on style more than anything else. The other day I was talking to Javed Jaffery and he was telling me that in this industry, we actors are expected to come up with a style that people can ape. Whether it is Mr. Bachchan or Mr. Shatrughan Sinha, eventually they have to bring on a style. Something like that becomes a commonality which people can love and adore," details Abhay.
He goes on to add, "Now for me that becomes difficult. I know that traditionally rest of the world does something like that with people behaving in a certain manner. But then my style comes from not having any style. This is what that works for me."
We would like to see that in action all over again once One by Two releases all over on 31st January
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