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I was responsible for my own downfall, says Bobby Deol

THE ASIAN AGE. | LIPIKA VARMA
Published : Aug 23, 2018, 12:58 am IST
Updated : Aug 23, 2018, 7:14 am IST

The actor talks about the death of his career and how he intends to make the most of his second stint in Bollywood.

Bobby Deol
 Bobby Deol

The Deol men are all set for the release of the third instalment in the YPD franchise, Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se. During a media interaction for the promotion of the film, a now fit Bobby talks about his downfall.

The actor, who saw his prime in the late 90’s and early-2000’s, started working with director Sunil Darshan in the year 2005 and came out with films like Barsaat and Dosti: Friends Forever, followed by Shakalaka Boom Boom in 2007. He reveals that he knew then that he was at the beginning of the end.

 

“When I started working with director Sunil Darshan, I could see the beginning of my downfall. Please don’t assume that to mean that Sunil Darshan made bad films. I was responsible for my own downfall,” Bobby says.

“Right from the beginning of my career, I knew that it was not enough for me to be Sunny’s brother and Dharmendra’s son. I knew that I had to prove myself. What went wrong was that I didn’t focus on my work, I started taking it lightly. People noticed that and good scripts stopped coming my way. That brought about my downfall,” the actor adds.

Talking about the poor film choices he made during his low phase, Bobby says, “I was choosing weird scripts, and I was angry with myself for doing so. I started boozing day and night and became a drunkard. I understand that I made mistakes, but I am a human being, and I have learnt from those mistakes. Now, I am focused, and I’m trying my best to get ahead, professionally. When I see love, interest and respect in the eyes of my folks, and the audience, I feel like working hard so I don’t lose it all again.”

 

The actor who’s recently made a comeback with the Rs 300 crore-film Race 3, adds, “I don’t want to hide my wrongdoings. I have learnt that from my dad. During my first stint in the industry, I was full of energy. Now, I’m back with double that energy, and I’m a wiser human being now.”

Tags: yamla pagla deewana, sunil darshan, shakalaka