Contrary to the reports suggesting that Abhay Deol had recommended his girlfriend Preeti Desai for a role in upcoming zom-com ‘Rock The Shaadi’, Abhay Deol said that it was in fact Preeti Desai who had insisted on being part of the movie.
The actor said that Preeti picked up the script of the movie, which was lying around their home, and loved it so much that she wanted to be a part of it.
“She found it hilarious and told Navdeep, who had dropped by, that she’d like to play the role of the NRI because it was cool and fun,” said the actor.
Abhay Deol agreed that the director was shocked by Preeti’s request. Navdeep wasn’t sure about it as he thought Preeti Desai was more of a heroine material than a side actress. But Genelia had already been finalized for the lead role.
“But Preeti insisted she wouldn’t mind doing a cameo for a laugh,” said the actor.
The actor also said that his girl friend was more like him as she also follows her instincts.
“May be it’s a somewhat naïve and idealistic approach to a competitive career but since I took the route myself and have never regretted it, I encourage her to do the same,” he reasoned.
Abhay said that he was keen on working with Navdeep again as Navdeep and Dibakar are two of his favorite directors.
“It’s interesting that three years after Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), Dibakar and I have just wrapped up our second film,Shanghai. And four years after Manorama Six Feet Under (2007), Navdeep and I are all set to flag off our next movie, Rock The Shaadi, by the end of the month. I’ve been part of it from the prep stage, but never had I imagined that Preeti would be a part of it too. But I have to agree that she’s perfect for the part. Welcome to the shaadi”, he concluded.
The movie is a zombie comedy and revolves around a big Punjabi family that attends a zombie wedding. According to Abhay Deol its one of the best scripts he has come across.
Let’s wait and see how awesome this movie is… shall we?