Anurag Kashyap says it was painfully difficult to work with Abhay Deol in ‘Dev.D’
Abhay Deol is considered to be one of the most underrated actors in Bollywood. Abhay recently opened up about what went wrong in his career and how he doesn’t have any regrets about the decision he made. Interestingly, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap also spilled the beans on how difficult it was working with Abhay in ‘Dev D’.
Speaking about how things changed after the initial success of his films, Abhay told Huffpost India, “I was too bullish on the success behind me. I deluded myself into thinking that now the big players would put their money on me and experiment. Maybe the very expectation that they’d see things my way was my arrogance. I could have played the game better. And I could have secured myself in a bigger manner. But I did not. And that was my choice. I don’t have any regrets.”
Whereas Anurag Kashyap, who worked with Abhay in ‘Dev D’, sharing his experience said, “It was painfully difficult to work with him(Abhay). I don’t really have great working memories with him. And haven’t talked to him much since I finished shooting,”
Kashyap further added, “He wanted to do artistic movies but also wanted the mainstream benefits. The benefits and luxuries of being a Deol. He would stay in a five-star hotel while the entire crew stayed in Paharganj for a film that was made on a very tight budget. Also the reason a lot of his directors went away from him.”
‘Dev D’ that released in 2009 was the modern-day adaptation of the classic Bengali novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Devdas. The film also starred Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a special appearance.