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Bobby returns after a break

By: Reshma Kelkar, IndiaFM
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Bobby Deol is on a high in his career as he has many interesting releases. After his special appearance in the promotional video of Ashu Trikha's Alag, Bobby Deol had kept a low profile for a really long time. What was he doing all this while? "I was shooting for all these films. I had never taken any break. In fact, I was occupied all the time." says Bobby.

Having two releases back to back, Bobby seems very confident about all his films releasing this year. Though Jhoom Barabar Jhoom failed to strike a chord with the masses, Anil Sharma's Apne has been received with a warm welcome by the audiences. Apne was a complete treat for the viewers to see the Deol family on reel. Speaking about Apne, Bobby says, "For me, it was like a dream come true. Sunny and I always wanted to do a film with our father. So, it is a very special film. My father is the USP of this film. One thing attracts everyone is that our family has worked together after a long time. The film is not just about us and how we Deols are, but there are some moments that every family goes through. So when you see the film, you come out with a feeling that you really want to be with your family."

Bobby's forthcoming film Naqaab is a romantic thriller. Being confident about the film he says, "I always played a rich guy in most of my films, so I get to wear different brands, drive an Aston Martin and have cool gadgets. Continuing with the trend, I play a rich guy in this film too and I definitely come across as a very nice person. Everybody is nice in this film but there is a Naqaab on everybody's face and who is what, nobody knows."

Naqaab will be his fourth film with Abbas-Mustan. Revealing about his association with them, he says, "They are one of the best directors in the industry but beyond that, the most important thing is that they are very humble and treat me like their younger brother. They really care about me. I am glad that I have done four films with them and would like to work with them again and again. I had worked with them at the beginning of my career. In fact, I was very excited when I got this project." Talking about his costar in the film Akshaye Khanna, Bobby says, "Akshaye is one of my favorite co-stars. He is a buddy. We don't need to meet each other everyday but we just get along very well. He is a very straight forward man and a very genuine person."

So how does it feel to work with Tips? "I have worked with Tips after a long time and I consider them as good producers. They give their best shot in whatever they are doing. So it is very important to have a good team to work with, be it actor, producer, etc. But I believe there should be no favoritism. Only the person suiting that particular character should be given the role. Comfort level and good chemistry definitely helps on the sets. But if you don't play your character well then there is no use of a good comfort level. It only comes across if you do your role right" he adds.

Bobby has worked with some of the renowned people of the industry. So how does he look at the offers that come his way? "A Production house does not matter to me. The script should be good. As far as Abbas-Mustan go, I'll never refuse to work with them. So if people come to me with stories and if Abbas-Mustan are going to direct it, then I feel they will do a good job because I believe in them completely. Otherwise, I definitely rate script as the most important factor. Once I like the script, then I see who the director is. If the director/producer knows what he is doing and if I am convinced that what he is doing is right, only then will I go ahead with the film. It's all about my instincts" says Deol Junior.

According to Bobby, he is not comfortable working with new filmmakers or first time directors. "I don't know why but my gut instinct doesn't allow me to do that. So if I am working with someone whose work I have never seen, I will not be able to judge that person. For example, I loved Socha Na Tha. This film has done so well. Seeing this film, I wanted to work with Imtiaz Ali because I think he is a very good director. I was really dying to do his film but things didn't work out and it took many years to start the film. Thus, I couldn't be part of his film. Now, they are making that same subject with Kareena and Shahid. I missed out on that though I really wanted to do that film" he concludes.

Apart from these films, Bobby will also be seen in Ek- the power of one and Nanhe.

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