Abhay Deol is another member from the Deol family who has made it to Bollywood is. Abhay Deol is the nephew of the veteran actor Dharmendra and is cousin to Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. Both are popular actors of Bollywood. He is the son of Ajit Deol and was born on March 15, 1976. He was very much involved in theatre when he was in school. In 2005, Abhay made his debut in Bollywood through the film ‘Socha Na Tha’ which was directed by the director of ‘Jab We Met’ fame, Imitiaz Ali. His uncle produced the movie, which was a romantic comedy. This also proved to be the debut movie for the actress paired opposite Abhay, Ayecha Takia. This film, directed by Shivam Nair fetched good review for Abhay for his performance. ‘Ahista Ahista’ which was released in 2006 was Abhay’s second movie. The other actors who acted in this movie were Soha Ali Khan and Shayn Munshi. This movie also earned Abhay Deol good critical review.
The 2007 release ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.’ Porved to the biggest hit for Abhay Deol by far. The movie had a multi-star cast, which included; Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Kay Kay, Amisha Patel, Ranvir Shorey, Diya Mirza, Raima Sen and Minnisha Lamba. Abhay Deol was paired opposite Minnisha Lamba. This film also earned Abhay lots of appreciation. His other releases of the year 2007 were; ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’, where she was paired opposite Gul Panag, and Abhay Deol was critically appreciated and ‘Ek Chalis Ki Last Local’ opposite Neha Dhupia.
It was no surprise when Isha Deol the daughter of the legendary actor Dharmendra and Dream Girl Hema Malini chose to enter the world of glamour. Acting and cinema is in her blood and blessed with a star couple as her parents it was certainly easy for her to get a break in this highly competitive industry called Bollywood.
Isha, a fitness freak has graduated in Computer Science from Oxford University. She started of her career starring opposite to Aftab Shivdasani in “Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche”. Later she got national award for being a part of the film “LOC Kargil” .She was able to break her child like image in the movie “Dhoom’ where she reinvented herself as Indias latest pin up girl .
Even though she is lucky to have a Godfather in this industry, she has not been able to make a mark nor has her movies created much of a “DHOOM” in the box office. More than an image makeover what Isha certainly needs is poise , poignant, charisma and above all the ability to emote various kinds of emotions. In short she lacks the screen appeal of her parents. She needs to create her own space to stand out in the world of showbiz.
The bigger question is , Is it a boon or a bane to be the daughter of a star couple ? Although the entry into the world of glamour is made easier but the journey is still treacherous. She is a star surrounded not by controversies but by comparisons.
What Isha needs is a powerful script, which will showcase her histrionic talents? Otherwise she will fade into oblivion as just another star child who could never make it BIG.