Oye Lucky Lucky Oye would be the first film in 2008 where Abhay Deol would be seen. However, with the release of this UTV production which is helmed by second time director Dibakar Banerjee (Khosla Ka Ghosla), has Paresh Rawal in a triple role and Neetu Chandra as a female lead opposite him, Abhay Deol would certainly be looking at his yet another experimental film finally managing to hit jackpot.
So far Abhay Deol has featured in 5 films - Socha Na Tha, Ahistha Ahistha, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Ek Chalis Ki Last Local and Manorama - Six Feet Under. Though he has seen critical acclaim in each of his films, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. was a bona fide success while Ek Chalis Ki Last Local too saw a decent run in the limited screens it was shown.
Now, even as he features in the biggest solo film (Oye Lucky Lucky Oye) in his career so far (Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd was a success at the box office but it had 5 other male leads featuring in it), Abhay is continuing to be experimental in his choice of films. That's because immediately after the release of OLLO, he is expected to get heads down in the promotion of DEV D, a film by Anurag Kashyap.
If the first look is anything to go by, one can well state that No Smoking was only a trailer that Anurag Kashyap showed when it comes to going truly wild in imagination. Meanwhile, Abhay has continued working with newer directors, as apparent from his go ahead for Junction, a film which brings Chak De girls Vidya Malvade and Shilpa Shukla once again. The film is directed by Atul Sabharwal, the man who has written screenplay of films as diverse as Phir Milenge and Darna Mana Hai. Looks like Abhay is not quite following the tried and tested trends when it comes to choice of films!