Bobby Deol Says He Started Pitying Himself When He Had No Work And Relied On Alcohol

Avya Sharma , 19 Aug 2020
Bobby Deol (Source: Instagram | @iambobbydeol)
Bobby Deol (Source: Instagram | @iambobbydeol)

Actor Bobby Deol has had a journey of many ups and downs in the Hindi film industry. He made his debut with Barsaat in 1995 and went on to feature in successful films like Gupt, Soldier, Ajnabee, and Humraaz. In the latter half of the 2000s came a slump in his career when his films began to be panned by critics and were facing commercial failure.

After the release of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 in 2013, Bobby didn’t see any release till 2017 and it was only after a year that the actor was back to the silver screen with films like  Race 3, Housefull 4. And now he is all geared up for Class of 83 and Aashram. Recently, in an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Bobby opened up about the difficulties he faced mentally during the time he was short of work.

Talking about the Hindi film industry he said that there’s no such thing as backing in the industry. Just because his family is from the industry does not mean they have backed him when it comes to working. The actor said that if that was the case, he would have starred in big films all along. Though he is the son of legendary actor, Dharmendra, he has only worked with him in the first film and post that, all the offers that he got or all the films that he was a part of were on the basis of his performances.

The actor then went on to talk about the time when he was staying at home and not working. Bobby revealed, “When you pity yourself, you will start cursing the world around you. That is what happened to me for two-three years. I started pitying myself and though that no one wants to work with me so I relied on alcohol. I started numbing myself and then one day I realised where I was wrong when I saw it in my kids’ eyes that our father stays home all day long.”

He further added, “I saw the same emotion in my mother and wife’s eyes too, so something in me changed and I realized that if I want to move forward, I cannot wait for someone else to do it, I will have to walk myself. That is when I started working on myself and I have been so busy in the last two-three years.

Bobby Deol’s Class Of 83 is all set to premiere on Netflix on August 21 while Prakash Jha‘s Aashram will release on August 28 on MX Player.

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