Abhay Deol says he did not like being called the supporting role in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, but Farhan Akhtar “agreed.
Abhay Deol said he boycotted the awards gala after being put in the supporting role category for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Actor Abhay Deol shared a ticket on his hit movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and the treatment he received at the awards galas. Abhay said he did not appreciate that he and Farhan Akhtar were placed in the “Supporting Actor” category while Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif were labeled as “Lead Actors”.
Abhay began his note on Instagram by praising the film as a way to relieve stress. “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” was released in 2011, I have to sing this song every day today! It’s also a great watch when I’m anxious or stressed,” he wrote. He then added that it had been “degraded” by the award ceremonies. “I would like to mention that almost every award show has demoted Farhan and I from leading roles and nominated us as ‘supporting actors’. Hrithik and Katrina were nominated as “supporting actors”. According to the logic of the industry, this was a film about a man and a woman who fall in love, the man being supported by his friends no matter what decision he makes,” he wrote.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was a road trip dramedy about three friends who go on a trip to Spain, face their fears and form a friendship that is stronger than before. It was directed by Zoya Akhtar. It won two awards at the 59th National Film Awards for Best Audio Drama and Best Choreography.
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Last year, on the film’s eighth anniversary, Abhay had written, “It’s been 8 years since I made this film. It is the only film that has made people come up to me and say, “I saw this and quit my job” or “I saw this and reconciled with an old friend,” even “I took a break from work” and even “I got divorced.” She inspired people to follow their dreams, to take action, to accept who they are and where they are. I couldn’t ask for more. It was an honor and privilege to work with you @zoieakhtar. #zindaginamilegidobara (sic).