Can't relate to formula based films: Abhay

Mumbai:Having mostly starred in off-beat films, actor Abhay Deol feels he cannot connect with larger-than-life Bollywood movies as they are often not rooted in reality.

The "Dev D" actor says he is organically drawn to characters because he can relate to them. "I am most attracted to characters and stories that I can relate to. The traditional formula of larger than life I never found attractive. Beat up 10 guys, win the girl, and yet  you are supposed to be a normal human being. I don't mind doing that as a superhero but not as a real person!" Abhay said in an interview.

The 40-year-old actor made his Bollywood debut in 2005 with Imtiaz Ali-directed love story "Socha Na Tha". Abhay then went on to work in films like "Road, Movie", "Manorama Six Feet Under", "Shanghai" and "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara".

The star says even when he does commercial films, he makes sure they aren't the ones which hurt the intelligence of the audience.