Abhay Deol gears up for debut film in South

Shyama Sudra



It’s no surprise that Abhay Deol likes taking up interesting projects which can include some being rather unconventional. However, the actor is now taking his career to the South where he is set to mark his debut there.

Talking about the film titled ‘Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai’, Mumbai Mirror reports Deol revealing, “I am one of the producers on the project now. It started out as just a cameo. I had met Rathindran, the director, many years ago when he was working on a different script. We got in touch again only recently via Greg Burridge, the film’s stunt director, who also has a part in it. Everything came together organically. Now, it’s four days to wrap-up.”

Having to learn Tamil, Deol also went on to speak about how he prepared for the part. “I learnt the language by focusing on the words I had to say. I broke down the verbs, learnt the meanings, stressed on the subject in a sentence and didn’t improvise.”

He went on to add, “It took a lot of focus. I speak ancient Tamil in the film but the joke on set was that it wouldn’t matter as both new and old Tamil seem the same to me.”

Deol also spoke of the film’s location where he explained, “The film is made spaghetti western-style so the locations were scraggy hills and bushes spread out in vast landscapes. It was always a trek to get to the shooting spots. At night, the stars shone bright in the middle of nowhere. I lost a lot of weight as a result of all the trekking but it was fun; the crew was small but hard-working, one person was doing the job of three people. It was truly an experience of working on an independent film.”

The film also stars Ashwin Kakumanu, Aishwarya Rajesh, Guru Somasundaram and Darren Burridge.