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Abhay Deol says award shows ‘demoted’ him and Farhan Akhtar for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara- Cinema express

Abhay Deol says award shows ‘demoted’ him and Farhan Akhtar for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Abhay wrote that he and Farhan were demoted to the ‘supporting actors’ category while Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif were nominated as main leads

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Published: 19th June 2020
Abhay Deol

In an Instagram post, actor Abhay Deol has shared that he and co-star Farhan Akhtar were unfairly treated by award shows for their film, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Released in 2011, ZNMD was Zoya Akhtar’s second feature and told the story of three friends on a road trip.

Abhay wrote that he and Farhan were demoted to the ‘supporting actors’ category while Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif were nominated as main leads. 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

He then added: “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.”

Abhay wrote he boycotted the awards for this reason, though Farhan was fine with it. “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,” the actor wrote. 

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