He hails from an illustrious film family and has been in the industry for five years, but Abhay Deol is yet to work with his uncle Dharmendra or cousins, Sunny and Bobby. “I really want to,” he says, “but it’s very hard to find the right script.”
Of late, Deol has been actively involved in developing scripts, and hopes he will be able to write one to accommodate his kin soon. “I’ve written a lot of synopses and treatments that are yet to be evolved into scripts. I think of the subject, and then fit the actors. I feel that works out better,” he explains.
In his new role as the brand ambassador of McDowell Signature, Deol will be promoting an upcoming golf championship. "I like the fact that they are taking a risk by choosing golf over other popular sports like cricket. Not including song and dance in a film is one that I’ve taken. Making films on dark themes and portraying women in a different light are also considered risks," he says.
The actor is looking to push the envelope further by trying his hand at other genres. "I’d love to do an action movie," he says, confident that his reputation for doing niche cinema would not hamper that prospect. "I don’t think the audience expects me to stick to any genre. Rather I think they want me to keep experimenting, without taking them for granted."