In a candid moment, actor Abhay Deol has admitted that he is out of work. The Dev.D actor has also admitted that nobody is willing to give him any work. In an interview to Mid-Day, the actor has finally revealed why he has been absent from the film world for a long time.
He said, "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."
The 43-year-old actor, who has completed 14 years in the industry, also said that there won't be any celebrations for this milestone. "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," the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara star told the newspaper.
The actor, in another interview, said that digital media will ensure that a new era dawns on Indian cinema. "Ever since Netflix hit the scene, I was like when will they come here? Clearly, we need them for our evolution. And having seen what Netflix has done abroad and knowing where technology is going, I knew it is bound to be destructive. Disruption can be very good for change," Deol said in the interview.
The digital boom, according to him, does not automatically mean that big screens are going to go away. "Something that is action-oriented and large on production value, definitely you will like to see it on the big screen because it is a large scale movie. As a creative person, there is always a certain romanticism in watching your film release on the big screen. I don't think it will ever go away," he said.
Abhay Deol, who began his career with Imtiaz Ali's Socha Na Tha in 2005, has been lately taking long breaks between his films. The actor was last seen in a small cameo in Zero, which starred Shah Rukh Khan.