“My casting director had given me some pictures of Abhay long back, where he was shirtless and those were all posey glamorous pictures. I hated the pictures and told the casting director that I don’t want this kind of hero for my film,” said Benegal.
“Later I met Abhay in New York and while having a conversation I realised how he completely fits in the character of Vishnu in ‘Road, Movie’. He had that freshness and vulnerability that was required for Vishnu’s character. Hence I decided to work with him. It was funny that he was the same guy, I rejected earlier,” he added.
Releasing March 5 here, “Road, Movie” revolves around Vishnu (Abhay Deol), a young man desperate to escape a future working as a salesman for his father’s hair oil business.