I’m not a competitive person: Abhay Deol
Mumbai, Sep 7, Abhay Deol, who has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood in a short span, says it doesn’t matter to him whether he is doing a lead role in a film or not since he is quite secure about his career.
“When I select a film, I go with the script, I don’t see whether I’m doing a lead in the film or not. I’m quite secure about my career so these things don’t matter to me. If that was the case then I wouldn’t have done ‘Aisha’ at all,” Abhay told reporters here.
When asked about his role in Zoya Akhtar’s “Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara”, for which he had been shooting in Spain, the 34-year-old said he is glad Akhtar offered him this role.
“This film is about three friends being played by Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and myself. It’s a wonderful film and I’m glad that Zoya offered me this role. Also I got to work with Hrithik and Farhan, who are wonderful people – that was a bonus,” said Abhay.
“Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara”, which is a story around male bonding, also stars Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif.
The actor was speaking at an event here, where he was announced brand ambassador of Indian menswear brand Indian Terrain.
Throwing light on his success mantra, Abhay, who has done films like “Socha Na Tha”, “Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.”, “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” and “Dev.D” among others, revealed that to succeed in life it’s important to have a vision.
“If you want to succeed in life, its very important to have a vision, to have an idea about what you want to achieve. You should also know about your pros and cons so that you can enhance your pros and work on your cons.
“Another thing that works for me is that I’m not a competitive person. Competitive people lose their individuality trying to do what others are doing,” he expressed.
The actor, who is the nephew of veteran actor Dharmendra, also informed that he doesn’t regret doing any of his films.
“I have no regrets. I stand by all my films. Definitely I like some more than others, but have no regrets,” he said.