If you see around, thereâs this angst around in people wherein they are pointing out whatâs happening in the film industry. Not long ago, Abhay Deol sparked controversy when he opened about how he felt neglected post Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and pointed to the fact how he was sidelined by Bollywood lobby culture and Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif were promoted as the main lead. Abhay said he had issues with the tag of the âsupporting actorâ for him and Farhan Akhtar.
In an interaction with India Today, Farhan Akhtar said he was okay with the nominations of the awards and he didnât join the film industry to be featured on magazine covers or treated like a star. âYou are constantly hearing about some rat race and everybody is fighting each other to some kind of spot which does not exist. I mean the fact is you have to believe in yourself, you have to work sincerely, work hard, how many magazines covers you will do, whether you came on the front page of a magazine, or the front page of a newspaper,â he said.
He added, âIf that is your larger interest, I really feel that you are in the wrong profession. Youâre not here for that. Have you come here to be an actor, director, singer, music composer, or have you come here to be a reality star? Have you come here to be just, I donât know, a star?â
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For the unversed, in his Instagram post a few days ago, Abhay wrote, âI would like to mention that almost all the award functions demoted me and Farhan from main leads and nominated us as "supporting actors". Hrithik and Katrina were nominated as "actors in a leading role". So by the industry's own logic, this was a film about a man and a woman falling in love, with the man supported by his friends for whatever decisions he takes.â
Thereâs a lot that has been said about the Bollywood lobby culture. While Abhay chose to call out, Farhan has taken a rather different approach to see things and focusing on his art.