In Passing: Experimental choices

Updated - November 26, 2021 10:29 pm IST

Published - March 13, 2010 02:21 pm IST

abhay deol in Road, Movie

abhay deol in Road, Movie

Abhay Deol is not afraid to experiment; even as a relatively new actor, his choice of roles has been unusual, to say the least.

His latest release “Road, Movie” is the story of a man driving a cinema truck from village to village. But Deol does not agree that his choice of films is unconventional. “What is commercial or non-commercial cinema? To me commercial means making money and that's what my films did,” said Deol.

He has set up a production house with the idea of producing films without any tags. The same logic seems to apply to script writers, he feels. Deol feels that not many are able to sustain their content. “Initially maybe yes, but most fall prey to the so-called market pressures and give up.”

Deol adds that, perhaps, that is why he has so far consciously worked with new directors. “They have not incorporated the cynicism of the place and their ideas have a certain innocence, which I find refreshing.” And with his usual wry humour, he adds, “It's easy to be different in our industry. Just remove the songs and dances and there we are.”

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