Abhay Deol Was Apprehensive Of Playing A Tamilian In 'Shanghai'

Actor Abhay Deol will next be seen in Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai, where he is playing a Tamil IAS officer.

Apparently, Deol found it difficult to get into the character in this film. Known for his perfectionism, Abhay has impressed one and all in films such as Dev D, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Socha Na Tha' etc.

However, he was quite apprehensive of playing this particular character in 'Shanghai'.

Abhay Deol was quoted saying, "My character is something which I was really scared of doing. When Dibakar approached me with this I tried to convince him to make my character a Punjabi Arya Samaji. But he didn't listen to me. Then it became a challenge for me! But I didn't want my character to be stereotypical. There were loads of obstacles but it was more interesting to play someone who is not known to you."