Abhay Deol talks about playing a father to a teenager in Spin; conducts indirect excavation at Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar [EXCLUSIVE]



Abhay Deol, who made his Bollywood debut with Socha Na Tha, remains one of the most critically acclaimed actors. With films such as Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Manorama Six Feet Under, Dev D, Road, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Happy Bhaag Jayegi and more registered to his name, he is considered one of the most versatile and prolific actors. of all times. It may not have been as popular a name as the other members of the Deol family when it comes to commercial Hindi cinema, it is among the most accomplished when it comes to independent cinema. Now, the actor is looking forward to the release of a movie called Spin, which marks his collaboration with Disney. Also Read – Bell Bottom, Bhuj: The Pride Of India, Navarasa and More: List of Movies and Series Coming to OTT Platforms and Movie Theaters to Make Your August Super Entertaining

In an exclusive interview with us, the actor talked about Spin, playing the father of a teenage daughter, Bollywood following the typical formal style for years, and much more. When asked what made him sign Spin, he said: “Obviously, I love the script. But more than anything, what came out the most was the fact that it was the first Disney movie based on an Indian-American family. Hollywood. has been talking about diversifying for a long time, but it hasn’t followed suit. So the fact that Disney was taking the lead on this, so to speak, was exciting. Disney as a studio, of course, I would have loved to work with was something else. Manjari Makijany, whom I had met a few years before, I really liked as a person and then I knew she was a fantastic director during the course of making this movie. Mira Sayal was on board who I had loved for a long time. a long time as an actor. Representing, you know, our family, nieces and nephews and growing up in the United States, my sister has lived there, so I felt like it’s an important movie for them. ” Also read – Abhay Deol put on ‘SPIN’, a new Indo-American coming-of-age story; movie confirmed for release on this OTT platform on THIS date

In the movie, Abhay Deol plays the role of the father of a teenage daughter. When asked if he had any qualms about playing the role, Abhay Deol said: “If I had to have qualms about something then I would have had them 10-12 years ago doing what I was doing in Bollywood. I have never held back, I am quite I’m sure who I am and where I come from. The Netflix show I’m doing is 20 years long, I go from 39 to 59. I can play my age, I can play 10-12 years younger still, so I’m just Having fun. As long as people are convinced that I am that role, whether at 35 or 45, I would like to do both. You just have to take care of yourself so you can go through the ages that you play. I would like to stick to that window. Bollywood will still cast actors who are in their 50s versus girls who are in their 20s and they won’t even cast an older man and a younger girl, they will make them look like a couple. In that environment, what does it matter? ” Also read – #BLRecommends – Miss trip? Here’s an OTT watch list starring Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone, and more to quench your wanderlust.

In the past, on several occasions, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and others have been trolled for starring in the film with heroines half their age. The recent case was that of Salman Khan, who was incessantly trolled on social media because of the age difference between him and Disha Patani during Radhe’s release.

Abhay Deol also spoke of Bollywood following the same formula for years. When asked if OTT has given actors more freedom now, he said: “Sure. 10-12 years ago I was trying to get Bollywood away from the formula and I managed to make some movies that I did. That was because multiplexes were coming. , so for a short period of time there was a short window where I could produce movies like Manorama, Dev D and Hey Lucky and publish them. Even multiplexes are physical entities, there is only a limited number that you can. mainstream they took care of them and again I couldn’t get movies like Manorama, Ek Chalis out again. Now OTT platforms have emerged, there is more exhibition space. It’s different from multiplexes. The digital space is limitless. While digital platforms have to cater to the general audience to get subscribers, which is fair enough, they can also afford to cater to the non-traditional audience. An grown up with the internet, they are more knowledgeable. These kids aren’t buying Bollywood that easy because they can see how jaded it is to have been dragging a formula for 70-80 years. He no longer speaks to them. We no longer live in that same world. Bollywood is now catching up to OTT. “

Speaking of Spin, the movie will open on August 15th.

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