There were many firsts for Abhay Deol in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara — while he enjoyed sea diving and singing, the actor was scared out of his wits when he had to skydive for a scene in the movie.
“I always wanted to jump off a plane, which I got a chance to do in this film, but it was scary. I did a tandem jump — you are tied up with a guy who has a parachute strapped on because in your first jump, you always have to be with someone,” says Abhay. “He (the instructor) opened the door of the aircraft and sat on the door with his legs hanging in the air with me on top of him. I told him either sit inside or jump, I can’t handle this. Then when we jumped, I felt like changing my mind and going back in, but you can’t do that; so that’s even more scary,” adds the 35-year-old.
But Abhay enjoyed sea diving and found it “meditational because I love the water”. “I like swimming. Whenever I sea a blue sea, I feel like diving and that dream came true during this film.” Director Zoya Akhtar narrates the story of three friends in “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”. She has teamed up with Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay for the film. For the female lead, she zeroed in on Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif. It is slated for release July 15.