Having mostly starred in off-beat films, actor Abhay Deol feels he cannot connect with larger-than-life Bollywood movies as they are often not rooted in reality. The Dev D actor says he is organically drawn to characters that he can relate to.
“I am most attracted to characters and stories that I can relate to. The traditional formula of larger-than-life I never found attractive. Beat up 10 guys, win the girl, and yet you are supposed to be a normal human being. I don’t mind doing that as a superhero but not as a real person” Abhay said in an interview.
The 40-year-old actor made his Bollywood debut in 2005 with Imtiaz Ali-directed love story Socha Na Tha. Abhay then went on to work in films like Road, Movie, Manorama Six Feet Under, Shanghai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Abhay says even when he does commercial films, he makes sure they aren’t ones that hurt the intelligence of the audience.