Abhay Deol to star in Vibhu Puris Bambai Fairy Tale
23/07/12 12.30 pm
The buzz is that Abhay Deol is all set to star in debutant director Vibhu Puri's Bambai Fairy Tale
. It is a period love story set in the city of dreams, Mumbai. Apparently, Abhay will not only star in the film but also produce it.
It's been a while since we last saw Abhay in an out and out romantic film. Defying his chocolate hero looks, the actor has been quite choosy about doing a love story. Even though he debuted in Imtiaz Ali's Socha Na Tha
which was a romantic film, he has rarely been seen in one after, barring Anurag Kashyap's Dev D
and the forgettable Aisha
. His last film Shanghai
was a political thriller. So it will be a nice change to see him in a romantic avatar once again.
A source close to Abhay reveals, "After Shanghai
, Abhay was looking to do something entirely different. He loves to experiment with his image. When he heard the narration of Vibhu's story, he loved the idea. After a few meetings, the actor green lighted the project. He is also keen on producing the film but the talks are still on."
Reportedly, Vibhu, the writer of Saawariya
, was supposed to make his directorial debut with Chenab Gandhi
. Unfortunately, the film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Rajeev Khandelwal and Vidya Balan film got shelved due to the fallout with his producer, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Interestingly, Bhansali's next, Ram Leela
, is also a period love story set in Gujarat.