Son of Bollywood veteran Dharmendra and brother to Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol recently completed 25 years in Bollywood.
But it was definitely not smooth sailing for Bobby, who is grateful to his loyal fans for always being there to support him.
Bobby Deol began his filmi career with a bang featuring in Rajkumar Santoshi’s “Barsaat” opposite another star child Twinkle Khanna in 1995.
The film had some great music and made Bobby a household name.
Not many are aware that Bobby also played the younger Dharam in Manmohan Desai”s 1977 hit film “Dharam-Veer”.
After the success of “Barsaat”, Deol featured in several hit films such as “Gupt”, “Soldier”, “Ajnabee”, and “Humraaz”.
However, his career took a nosedive from there on, which lasted a long time (late 2000s and early 2010s). His career saw a revival with the success of multi-starrer films like “Race 3” and “Housefull 4”.
Deol, recently made his digital debut with the Netflix film “Class of 83” and followed it with the MX Original Series “Aashram”. The actor played a veteran cop in “Class of 83”, and played self-styled godman Baba Nirala in Prakash Jha directed “Aashram”. Both his performances were appreciated by fans.
So what went wrong with his career?
“Nothing is perfect, you make wrong choices. You can never decide when you choose a project whether it will be a big hit or not. This new chapter of my life is going well”. Describing his journey as “not perfect but wonderful”, Bobby Deol says he is looking forward to another long inning in Bollywood.
The actor says he now wants to be “fearless” while choosing projects. He wants to do character driven roles that are challenging and is thankful to the current generation of writers and filmmakers for giving him a chance to explore new roles.
Talking about his debut, the actor said that just like any other newcomer, even he too took classes in acting, dance and action.
While many producers were keen to launch him, his father Dharmendra wanted to launch him the way he introduced his elder brother Sunny Deol with “Betaab” in 1983.
In the very first scene that he shot for Barsaat, Bobby Deol broke his leg while riding a horse and a rod had to be inserted after a surgery. The scene was shot again on the last day. I am lucky I can still walk, dance, and jump,” says Bobby.
Bobby Deol had already signed a few films, including “Gupt”, “Kareeb”, “Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya” and “Soldier” while shooting for his debut film Barsaat.