- Had we been in our teens, we would have love to join LPU: Abhay Deol
- Stars also interacted with students of Journalism & Film Production, Fine Arts & Fashion Technology
Jalandhar: Versatile bollywood star & producer Abhay Deol & former Miss Great Britain Preeti Desai (2006-07) visited LPU today. Both of them enthralled LPU students and members of staff with their mesmerizing performances and great messages. Being themselves students of foreign universities in Fine Arts and Fashion, this lively pair of versatile talents also interacted with the students of Journalism & Film Production, Fine Arts & Fashion Technology. Having appreciation for the vastness in every aspect of the university, the visiting stars congratulated students to be enrolled at the university to make their brilliant career ahead. Worth adding, Abhay studied Fine Arts from Los Angeles (USA) and Preeti completed her studies in UK. Seeing the LPU campus Abhay Deol said: “Had we been in our teens, we would have love to join LPU”
Entering the film industry Abhay got great recognition from films like Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!; Dev D ; Raanjhanaa; Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara; whereas Preeti gathered acclamations from her acting debut film ‘Shor in the City’. Abhay himself is a fan of "cinema that has the 'real' element" like ‘Mother India’ as he understands how to play complex characters. Abhay told that he had four professions in mind: ‘acting, painting, philosophy and journalism’. He chose acting as it was his passion from school days, and not because of his famous uncle-veteran actor Dharmendra and his Deol cousins. He is now set to co-produce a thriller along with Colin Burrow's UK-based Special Treats Productions. Whereas, in addition to being former Miss Great Britain, Preeti is British Indian film actress and Indian super model. As a British Indian, she has made history by becoming the first woman of Indian origin to ever win the Miss Great Britain title.
Welcoming the duo stars to the university campus, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said that the students should follow the dictates from hard earned reputation of the visiting stars as they made their way to success themselves. Motivating university students particularly of film production department, Mr Mittal said: “It is great opportunity for you that actors of such a status have come to our campus to accord exposure to you about film industry. You should learn from their struggles and successes so that you too may be on great lines in bollywood industry in different fields of stardom, production, edition etc.”