Dev D actor, Abhay Deol had a very bad start this year with his home production, One By Two, which turned out to be a disaster at the Box Office. It is reported that the star has taken a loan for presenting this flick.
Now buzz is such that he may be forced to mortgage his Juhu flat to settle his financial troubles. Even a public notice in this regard is published, on his behalf. It proves that actors should choose their films smartly. One By Two was a rom-com with no difference, directed by Devika Bhagat who co-wrote Manorama Six Feet Under.
Abhay's apartment is situated at Pandurang Co-operative Housing Society in Pandurang Wadi, Juhu. His flat costs nothing more than mere Rs 2-3 crores, reports say! Sources opine that these financial troubles were caused only because the utterly disappointing performance of the latest film.
The film was a pile of cliché stereotypes of upper middle class romance and also served as a launch pad for Abhay's girlfriend, Preeti Desai. Even the music of this flick didn't earn any money for its producers because the producers had a rift with the record label over contract issues.
The budget of the film was Rs 8 crore and Abhay produced it with five other co-producers. The actor said, giving credibility to the news, "I have availed a loan for which I had to give papers for this property as surety."
Well, this is a lesson for all Bollywood young stars who think that multiplex audience will always save them watching their lukewarm, cliché rom-coms.