When someone from the family outperforms, it is always a burden to keep up the expectations and name of the family. The same thing happens in the Bollywood industry. It was a huge task for Bollywood actor Bobby Deol to touch the standards set by his father, legendary actor Dharmendra and incredible actor Sunny Deol.
At the beginning of his career, Bobby Deol was quite a big sensation and gave us movies like Barsaat, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya and Kareeb. He played intense roles in Gupt: The Hidden Truth and Bichhoo. He had also shown glimpses of his comedy skills in Chor Machaaye Shor. Bobby had proved his mettle as an actor at every step of his career.
But after a few years, there was a time when he was not able to cope with the changes in India and then started getting replaced by the newcomers. On the same context, the actor has opened up about the lowest time of his professional life and also how it affected his personal life. In his recent interview, the actor has talked about the same phase and revealed a lot of nerve-wracking details about it.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Ashram actor Bobby Deol says, “While I was doing these films, I got into alcohol which is the worst thing you can do to yourself. My family looked at me with such sadness in their eyes. They were all worried and felt when I would come out of it. My kids kept asking my wife, “Why doesn’t papa go out to work?” And that suddenly snapped me out of it.”
Bobby also recalled the time when he was getting replaced by newcomers and said that when he started, there was no PR, and it was all just kicking in slowly. He didn’t have a clue about it, and soon enough, despite giving hit films, he saw that he was being replaced with other new faces. People started saying that Bobby is enjoying, he’s had his success and doesn’t need to work. Or he is lazy.
He further added that he wasn’t getting work, so he thought his career has ended, and was afraid how he will be an earning member of his family. He was getting offers but they were not great films. He chose a certain kind of films. They didn’t do well, and they kept pushing him backwards in his career. He just gave up one day.
At the end of his interview, Bobby revealed that it was Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s advice that had changed his life. The actor revealed, “Then, I started meeting producers, but they couldn’t see the hunger in me. It was then that Salman (Khan) who I lovingly call Mamu had given a piece of advice. He said, ”I climbed on your brother (Sunny) and Sanjay Dutt’s shoulders during my bad phase. It would help if you also do films with another actor.” So, I took it seriously and told him to let me climb on his shoulders, then.” Well, we are glad that Bobby kept on going and didn’t give up.