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Never getting married!

Bollywood’s bachelor boy Abhay Deol tells GQ India, a live-in partner will do.

bollywood Updated: Aug 01, 2010 12:44 IST
Hindustan Times

It’s a cultural phenomenon, not a natural one. It’s a personal choice, really. I believe it works for people who believe in it, not for those who don’t. If you ask me now, I’d say, no, I’m not going to get married.” So said actor Abhay Deol, when asked to reveal his marriage plans, a stock question posed to all unmarried celebrities. Deol’s reply wasn’t a stock one however.

DevD star said, “That doesn’t mean I won’t find myself a partner. I’ve had a live-in relationship before, and I’m most likely going to have one again. If I was serious about a girl, things would automatically move towards living together. After that, it’s really moment to moment. Tomorrow, who knows? We may decide it’s been so many years and we want to make society happy — or my parents happy, rather — so we might just say, ‘OK, let’s just sign that piece of paper.’ It’s just a signature for society. But the nature of the relationship is essentially between me and my girl.”

Abhay DeolDeol is hungry to cement his popularity among his core, urban fan base, and is keeping his options open. Upon being asked what he would’ve been if not an actor, he said, "I don’t know. I try to come up with funny answers to that. I usually say a carpenter or mechanic. But truth be told, I was never confident about anything else besides acting. The only other thing I was good at was languages. And that’s very much a part of acting."

Open any newspaper to the party pages and you’ll notice Deol appears just as comfortable hanging out with Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar as he does with directors Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee. Let’s just say the man is pretty versatile.

Deol countered: “I think it’s an image that builds up around you from your work. But it doesn’t interfere with my work. In fact, that’s why I’m doing lighter films like Aisha or even Zoya’s film, Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara. This should help me change the perception from the edgier stuff that I’ve done in the past.”

First Published: Aug 01, 2010 11:40 IST