The couple had reportedly met at the success party of Anurag Kashyap's ‘Dev D.' Hitting off immediately, the two had become an item. And though all seemed hunky dory initially with Preeti moving base to Mumbai for her modelling assignments, things went sour soon after. They have different likes and dislikes, which is one of the reasons why they could not sustain their relationship." While Abhay remained unavailable for comment, Preeti says, "Abhay and I are single. Kashyap's followup, No Smoking (2007) met with negative reviews and performed poorly at the box-office. D (2009), a modern adaptation of Devdas was a critical and commercial success; followed by the political drama Gulaal (2009), and the thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011).His prominence increased with the two-part crime drama, Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).
Its release was held up for two years by the Central Board of Film Certification because of the pending verdict of the case at that time, but was released in 2007 to widespread critical appreciation.
According to a source, the bash was only for Abhay's non-filmi friends.
"As there was no one from Bollywood, the duo were completely relaxed and did not mind being spotted together," informs a source.
Confirming the news a source told a daily, "Abhay enjoys life.
After a handful of hit films and interesting roles, Abhay Deol almost went into hiding.