There's also a professional appeal to living in New York. S., unless a major part gets offered to him, but the connections he makes can be crucial behind the scenes.
For example, his upcoming indie "Road Movie," while set and filmed in India, was created by a pair of respected American producers, Ross Katz and Susan Landau. A., so it's not like I'm living here for the first time.
A troupe of college students has earned a spot on "America's Got Talent" with their energetic bhangra dancing. And aspiring Bollywood stars are getting the chance, through Aug.
Deol isn't the only star who loves going incognito here.
When Bollywood icon Akshay Kumar came to New York last month to promote his film "Kambakkht Ishq" (which co-stars Denise Richards), he admitted he likes the relative peace of skulking around the city.
I think I blend in." Trishala Dutt, daughter of actor-turned-politician Sanjay Dutt, lives in New York, as does "Slumdog Millionaire" star Anil Kapoor's daughter Rhea.
Actress Manisha Koirala, known for her Hilary Swank-like roles as a strong, independent woman, also lived undisturbed in the city while taking classes in directing at NYU.
That's because some smart Bollywood icons have holed up right here in New York to enjoy some paparazzi-free privacy.