It is better to be a star than an actor today: Abhay Deol

Added by harini on Mar 21, 2012

Abhay Deol is one of the very few actors in Bollywood who has carved a niche for himself by doing unconventional roles.

Recently, the actor during India Today Conclave on ‘Can You Be a Superstar Without Being an Actor?’ said that in today’s world being a superstar matters more than being an actor.

“The truth of the matter is you can be an actor but people don’t know who you are and if you are a star people know you and you get the next project,” he said.

The actor admitted that the industry works more on stardom than on real talent.

“Unfortunately it is all about making money. It is all about getting the right project and the right platform. Unfortunately here, it is better to be a star than an actor. There is no point in being very artistic when you are a star. You can at least work on your acting when you are a star,” he said.

The actor also confessed that our industry was very insecure.

“It is a very insecure industry a lot of people judge on your last film. It is not that one flop is going to destroy your career but having three in a row, you might see less people hanging around you,” he concluded.

The actor has earned critical acclaim for his movies ‘Dev D’ and ‘Oye Lucky Lucky Oye’ and commercial success with ‘Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara’.

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