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Abhay Deol recalls how he & Farhan Akhtar were 'demoted' by award shows during Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

In a social media post, Abhay Deol recalled how he and Farhan Akhtar were 'demoted' by award shows and nominated for supporting roles for their work in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
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Days after Sushant Singh Rajpiut's tragic demise, actors have come forward and spoken about how the Bollywood industry works and addressed the nepotism debate. One of them is actor Abhay Deol who slammed award shows on Friday. In a social media post, Abhay recalled how he and Farhan Akhtar were 'demoted' by award shows and nominated for supporting roles for their work in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara while Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif were chosen in the leading actor category. 

Abhay Deol wrote, "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, released in 2011. Need to chant this title to myself everyday nowadays! Also a great watch when anxious or stressed. I 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." 

The actor further added that the industry has many ways in which it could lobby against an individual. "There are many covert and overt ways in which people in the industry lobby against you. In this case it was shamelessly overt. I of course boycotted the awards but Farhan was ok with it.#familyfareawards Very creative artwork @kalakkii." 

Take a look at Abhay Deol's scathing post below: 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, released in 2011. Need to chant this title to myself everyday nowadays! Also a great watch when anxious or stressed. I 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. There are many covert and overt ways in which people in the industry lobby against you. In this case it was shamelessly overt. I of course boycotted the awards but Farhan was ok with it. #familyfareawards Very creative artwork @kalakkii

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While Hrithik Roshan has not yet commented on Abhay Deol's post, his ex-wife Sussanne Khan said, "My fav movie.. sometimes I feel it was so ahead if it’s time. A beautiful story about 3 friends. Nothing more special than their bond in it." 

ALSO READ | Sushant Singh Rajput demise: Kangana Ranaut to Shekhar Kapur, celebs slam Bollywood for its hypocrisy

Abhay Deol's post further proves how favouritism and nepotism is deeply rooted in the Bollywood film industry. 

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Anonymous 1 month ago

"Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" is one of my favorite movies. I have always seen it as an ensemble -movie and therefore I would never consider any of the roles as the main role. As a spectator, I found Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan very good in their roles. Abhay Deol was somewhat lost in his role (unfortunately this also applies to Kalki Koechlin - who I think is a great and completely underestimated actress). Zoya Akhtar is a great director. I wish there where more of her kind in Bollywood.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Abhay Nepo kid is deleting comments and blocking those who disagree with him . Such a crybaby

Anonymous 2 months ago

Am yet to see any actor taking responsibility for failure of a film when public n media bash the Biggest star of the film. They hide like a rat then but the minute a film does well, they come out to grab credit

Anonymous 2 months ago

Aditya Roy Kapoor shud be nominated for Lead role in YJHD and not Ranbir

Anonymous 2 months ago

What next ? Uday "Chopra" crying how he was sidelined by industry, got no lead actor nominations and got no films despite delivering Dhoom blockbusters

Anonymous 2 months ago

Every bad and unsuccessful actor now using nepotism bogie to hide their own lack of talent

Anonymous 2 months ago

Har koi ab Sushant ki maut pe apni rotiya sekh raha hay . Yeh khud worst product of nepotism hay . Isko nomination isliya mila kyunki ye Deol kandan se hay

Anonymous 2 months ago

By same logic, even Hrithik was demoted to supporting actor while SRK was nominated to best actor category for K3G. And Hrithik was bigger star with equal n bigger screen space in the film!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Sweety, it is no time to be funny.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I don’t know if all of you realize but Abhay is a nephew of a Deol, the one family who is always on the outside of the industry mostly because they choose to be. When do you see any of them participate in any of the partying or bullying? Yes, they do invest money to promote their own, so nepotism is something obviously they believe in. But Abhay didn’t have the luxury of being Dharmendra’s son and they didn’t invest in him. He got where he got with his work and asking others for work. He doesn’t go to these parties and doesn’t brown nose. So he’s an outcast and you guys are now ridiculing him just like you did with Sushant. Abhay is a good actor and is actually a very intelligent man too but you all don’t appreciate someone like him until they’re dead. And I’m nobody’s PR, I live in Canada and have admired the way this man has conducted himself even when he’s been repeated sidelined by those in power. PV please post.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Well said

Anonymous 2 months ago

Sushant is a Talented Self made man . Stop equating Mediocre Nepo kid Abhay to him! He didn't deserve any nomination for znmd at all

Anonymous 2 months ago

Really? Deols hv been bullying n throwing their weight around since Dharmendra time. He managed to push out many actors including sanjeev kumar just to be with his paramour Hema! Socha Na Tha was funded by Dharmendra. And who can forget how they hyped Barsaat! Just bcoz Abhay makes digs for attention, won't make him intellit. He is just a frustrated n petty man

Anonymous 2 months ago

How sad!!! Boycott these bastards in Bollywood who ruin other careers

Anonymous 2 months ago

Even Aamir was nominated as Lead role in Dil Chahta Hai and others got supporting role . Aamir boycotts these awards . It is obvious the Biggest star would be considered the lead in any multistarrer film that too in popular award categories !

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes abhay, it is a familyfare bcoz out of all nominations, am surprised how u got one . U did nothing in the film n was the least impactful ! How much did u lobby to get urself that nomination ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Sushant's death has become a circus with every unsuccessful person cashing in on it to push their own self interests . Abhay, nobody cares abt Filmfare or it's nominations . Stop being a leech

Anonymous 2 months ago

If the film bombed, it wud hv been Hrithik n Kat who would hv been blamed . Why do these forever insecure bitter persons never take the credit for their flop films but always want a bigger credit for hit films?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hope Riteish n Bobby are nominated for Best Actor in Lead Roles for Housefull 4 alongside Akshay

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hope Abhay will contribute to the fight against nepotism by making sure another Deol won't enter the industry

Anonymous 2 months ago

Reminds me of the time when Abhishek said he is the Hero of Dhoom series

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hahahaha

Anonymous 2 months ago

Waiting for Sharman Joshi to cry about not getting nominated for Lead role in 3 Idiots and Rang De Basanti :(

Anonymous 2 months ago

Imagine being privileged enough to not only think u deserve to be nominated under supporting role in ZNMD but also wanting to be nominated as Best Actor in Lead Role ! Dev D was the worst acted film by Anurag Kashyap . He shud shut up

Anonymous 2 months ago

Basically he wanted to say . Farhan attended the award and got the Best supporting actor award and so did Zoya for Best film. But he didn't attend so he did not get Best supporting actor award .

Anonymous 2 months ago

hrithik has been a superstar since his debut ? what r u even smoking ? and katrina was the lucky charm of all filmmakers

Anonymous 2 months ago

I'm not sure if Hrithik or Kathrina were superstars at this time. But as a couple, they definitely worked better than Abhay and Kalki (I'm sorry to say that - I love Kalki as an actress, but it wasn't her greatest moment.)

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hrithik is not the producer nor organizer. Why shud he bother when abhay himself didn't

Anonymous 2 months ago

It is Filmfare. Not Oscars . Even Hrithik stopped attending them way before Abhay

Anonymous 2 months ago

No he is saying that the film was based on three friends with equal parts. Somehow the award function made the film to be about one main character. Hrithik should have said no, all three of us should be nominated as the lead actors.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Poor Abhay. Neither is he a Star like Dharmendra and Sunny nor does he have acting chops of a Irrfan, Nawaz or even Ayushman. On top of it, he cannot blame Nepotism for his failures as he himself is Nepo product . So, he thinks making digs at others will give him some attention and give him some excuse

Anonymous 2 months ago

The equal screentime is only bcoz Superstar Hrithik was secure enough to allow others to get equal if not more space and not make it into a ego trip . He may not agree but for many fans, it IS a love story of HriKat that makes the film so watchable!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Abhay asking for lead role nomination for znmd is the dumbest thing ever lol Did he even deserve the supporting role nomination? Even Farhan had bigger role and acted way better than him!

Anonymous 2 months ago

This is the dumbest thing I have heard in my whole life

Anonymous 2 months ago

If u remove Deol from his name, would he have even bagged a film in his life ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Sushant does not even get nominated for his excellent performance in Chichore and Sonchiriya . And we have Nepo kid Abhay crying bcoz he didn't get nominated under Lead Hero category for his mediocre act in ZNMD *Eye roll*

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hrithik didn't win any award . Nor attends Filmfare awards nor KWK . So, i assume his dig is at Farhan n Zoya who "gullyboyed" yet again

Anonymous 2 months ago

He seems to think he was the Hero of the film and public went to theatres just to see his marital problems of Kalki in the film :/

Anonymous 2 months ago

How is it it "familyfare" when Katrina didn't belong to any film family but was still nominated ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Aamir too got nominated for lead roles in 3 idiots n rang de basanti while others were demoted to supporting actors . I don't think he plays any game or cares abt filmfare. Abhay clearly does not attend that Biggest star get lead actor nomination as film is bankrolled n sold on their name primarily .

Anonymous 2 months ago

Katrina broke up with Salman and was dating Ranbir by that time!

Anonymous 2 months ago

So Katrina is in the family but a Deol is not from family ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

ummm coz she plays into the game. ever heard of salman khan? D U H

Anonymous 2 months ago

All are from film families . Is he making a dig at himself ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

This guy is always jealous of those who steal the show . Imagine he was insecure of Sonam in Aisha ! No wonder, nobody likes him .

Anonymous 2 months ago

Wow Abhay DEOL cribbing abt his First world problems . Katrina is an outsider . Kalki, Katrina, Farhan and Hrithik were the only good things abt this movie . Talk about being so delusional that he even thinks he deserved to be nominated for his average act!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Well done Abhay!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Every vulture wants some attention in name of Sushant . Dude, u don't even deserve supporting actor nomination nor do u deserve to be in industry . U are there only bcoz u are Dharmendra's nephew !

Anonymous 2 months ago

All three come from Film families . Katrina does not come from Film family . What's the point ? The only persons who actually won award for this film were the Akhtar siblings . It is strange how Zoya and Farhan manage to win every award .

Anonymous 2 months ago

I feel happy that people are standing up now.

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