Abhay Deol A Promising Actor: Dev Benegal
Noted director Dev Benegal has turned to the unconventional actor Abhay Deol of 'Dev D' fame this time.
Dev considers Abhay to be an outstanding actor with extraordinary talent. He thinks him to be the right guy for his film ‘Road’. Dev states, "I was looking for somebody who was young and embodies the character of Vishnu. I didn't really have anybody in mind while writing the film. I happened to meet Abhay at a dinner in New York and the minute I met him it was like one of those 'Aaahaa' moments. I knew I had found my guy. He's extremely talented, has a tremendous on-screen presence and we got along really well. “
Best part is that the film connects with people from different parts of the world, proud Dev adds, “The incredible part is that here is a film which is entirely in Hindi (there is not a word of English in it) and yet found a connect with people from different parts of the world. It reiterates the fact that if we make stories from the heart, audiences will discover them.”
Dev is extremely excited about his current project as he has lots of expectation from the film, which had recently received an intense response from the public in it screening in many international film fests. Excited Dev sights, "We've got tremendous response wherever we have shown the film be it Toronto, Doha, Tokyo or Berlin. After the Toronto premiere all our actors were mobbed by eager fans and there was this whole street full of ladies who were screaming Abhay's name.”