Abhay Deol Special: Throwback To When The Dev D Actor Couldn't Stop Drinking 'Like A Fool'
Abhay Deol is like fine wine - the more he ages, the better he looks. As the Dev D actor celebrates his 47th birthday today, did you know he was almost on the verge of becoming an alcoholic? Growing up, Abhay hated the fame that followed him as he belongs to a family of legendary actors. He also recalled 'drinking like a fool' every day after Dev D.
Abhay Deol got candid about how he hated fame growing up as he belonged from a filmy background. He was often questioned about his family members like Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Hema Malini, and more. In an interview, the actor said after Dev D, he moved to New York but despite that, he was still not in the right frame of mind, Abhay revealed he would drink every day.
A romantic black comedy released in 2009, Dev D marks Abhay Deol's debut movie. Helmed by Anurag Kashya]p, the movie also starred Mahie Gill and Kalki Koechlin.
In an interview, the Raanjhanaa actor said, "Because I grew up in a filmy family. I saw fame up close as a child. I didn't like it because your privacy goes away. A lot is written about you. I used to literally hate fame and the media. Because growing up I saw a lot written about family, being questioned as a kid, 'Is it true, is that true?' It used to make me angry."
"'Your father works in films, your uncle is a big star'. Obviously. Whatever was written about them, I was asked in school. I just didn't like that. I saw a lot of people around family who I knew were there to gain benefits, they weren't friends," he further added.
Talking about the time when he went to New York seeking a shift in mindset, Abhay said, 'The Dev D role that I did, I wasn't out of that headspace. So for one year, I did what Dev D did in the film. I have a little more better than Dev. I wasn't in tattered clothes in the streets. I drank every day like a fool. I made some very good friends, so I remember some things. My whole life is a daze."
Abhay Deol was last seen in Trial By Fire based on the Uphaar Cinema 1997 case. Radio City wishes the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara actor a very happy birthday.