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Abhay Deol on not doing films: No one is giving me work

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 May 2019, 16:35 IST
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Abhay Deol began his career with Imtiaz Ali directorial Socha Na Tha in 2005 and he was totally opposite to his family in acting. Even his choices of films have always been different from other Deol actors. The actor has last seen Shah Rukh Khan starrer Zero playing a cameo as Katrina Kaif's lover. In a recent interview with Mid-Day, the actor finally told why he has been away from the silver screen since a long time.


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"No one is giving me any work. The kind of content I want to be part of, is hardly made. At the same time, I have not closed myself to anything. As long as it excites me, I am game for it." said Abhay Deol.

"It is a choice I have made. The kind of stories I like often comes from debutant directors. So, to ensure that the film sees the light of day is a long process in itself," he added.

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#repost @hope_humans ・・・ Abhay Deol - Actor, fitness enthusiast, eco-warrior. This is his story of H.O.P.E. "I used to think of climate change as a far removed distant issue, as I guess a lot of us did until it started getting up close and personal. We see it in our everyday life now. The weather's extremities, polluted lakes, and rivers, choking marine life. Unless you live under a rock, there's no way you haven't witnessed this devastation. I realized that we must act NOW because the cliche is indeed true that better late than never. As a public figure, I realized that it's possible to reach a broad audience with a responsible message. I now support and encourage as many green initiatives as possible. When I built a house in Goa, I was initially excited about its aesthetics and functional aspects but I hadn't factored in the importance of sustainability while building it! Now, I can’t enjoy living in a house that will add massively to my carbon footprint. So I started making my home eco -friendly. I now have rainwater harvesting on site, I am installing solar panels, composting my wet dirt, recycling the dry, I have started farming on site to name a few new additions. On set or on location I carry glass bottles of water to drink which I fill with filtered water from whichever hotel I am staying in. I reject single-use plastic, I keep cotton or hemp bags at home so that I don’t need to take plastic bags from shops. I don't invest in companies that pollute and support those that are using environment-friendly green technologies like B:Live and Boheco. I'm always in search of the latest green technologies to see how effective they could be and if I can implement them in my home, and I’m always encouraging others to do the same. So if you are reading my story, wherever and however you can, I hope you will join me in doing your bit for the environment." #humansofplanetearth #hope #greenwarriors #BLive #GoGreen #greenmatters

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Abhay Deol who just completed 14 years in the film industry said that he has no reason to celebrate this milestone in his career. "I haven't bagged awards or made any landmark project, so there won't be much to celebrate. If you go against the mainstream narrative, you do not get the [desired] visibility," said Dev D actor.

Abhay Deol had worked in several films like Socha Na Tha (2005), Ahista-Ahista (2006), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Raanjhanaa (2013), Happy Bhaag Jayegi (2016), Aisha (2010), and others.

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First published: 29 May 2019, 16:35 IST