News|August 3, 2010 7:37 am

Abhay Stays Away From Aisha’s Promotional Events

Sonam Kapoor starring Aisha is ready to release on next Friday but amazing part is that lead actor Abhay Deol is not involved in any promotional events. Isn’t surprising? That has annoyed Abhay Deol with Anil Kapoor Production House’s promotional strategy of the film. Now, the actor has refused to come to even London on the request of Anil Kapoor.

Abhay Deol, who has been shooting for Zoya Akhatar’s next latest ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ in Spain and he could easily attendant London’s promotional event  but he chose to ignore due to undue importance being given to Sonam Kapoor. As per source,

“Abhay is not only senior to Sonam Kapoor, but also has better track record at the box office with films like ‘Dev D’ , ‘Oye Lucky, Luck Oye’ making it big at the box office. On the other hand Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Saawariya’, ‘Delhi 6’ were duds at the box office.”

Buzz is also that, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’s producer, Ritesh Sidhwani did not allow him to fly down from Spain because he has combined dates with his co-actors for the Spain schedule. A source says,

“Aisha stars Abhay and Sonam in the lead and it is surprising to see Abhay missing from all the promotional activities and Sonam everywhere. The solo reason is that his dates were given to Zoya well in advance and the movie release date suddenly popped up and in no way could he adjust his schedule and just fly down. He did finish all the television interviews and chat shows before he left for Spain but the fact that he is not present close to the release date is surprising.”

Producer Anil Kapoor also confirmed the news and said,

“Yes, I did speak to Ritesh Sidhwani before Abhay left. And I have been in touch with Abhay but he couldn’t fly down as there will be date issues with his other co-actors. I wanted Abhay to fly down to London (considering he is in Spain) but even not possible.”

“Abhay has done his set of TV interviews and chat shows, but couldn’t be a part of the promotional activities.” Yet one can’t help but wonder why Abhay would give London a skip given that it is a short flight.

Whatever be the scenario, but not seeing lead actor Abhay Deol is not a new thing in Bollywood, and being professional he already recorded interviews.