Dharmendra gets candid about Bobby Deol’s Bollywood comeback
Dharmendra, Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol will soon be seen in ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’ which is set to release on August 31, 2018. The trio had recently launched the trailer of the film which got a thumbs up from critics as well as the audience.
The trailer launch also had a media interaction session where Dharmendra was asked to comment on Bobby Deol’s comeback in the Bollywood industry with Salman Khan‘s ‘Race 3’.
Dharmendra told The Indian Express, “There are ups and downs in everybody’s life. I have also gone through it, everybody goes through it. However, to rise after every fall is the biggest thing, it is remarkable. And I thank the almighty for it, as he might have wanted Bobby to come back too, and it is the wishes and blessings of our audience, and Bobby also took it up and got back to work. Life is to fight, there is nothing in life without the passion to fight. I am very happy that Bobby is back. Now I see him exercising in the gym more, he is addicted to working out, he is in the gym whenever you see him. Just how I would be found in any of the bars (chuckles), sipping on my drinks. I have lived my life to the fullest like this, have had fun.”
After listening to father Dharmendra, Bobby Deol got emotional and said that his brother Sunny, Salman and father have been his biggest inspiration. The actor said, “I have always had a fan following, my family has had a fan following. It is just that they were disappointed in me as I wanted to do the right things but I wasn’t looking after myself, I wasn’t looking good, and I didn’t realise all those things. Eventually, I did realize. When I used to go out and meet people, they would take my autographs and would ask me why I am not doing films. Finally, when it dawned upon me, the reasons why I haven’t, and the things that I had done, that is when I decided that I needed to focus and look after myself. I looked at my dad, and my brother…look at my dad, he is 82 years old and he still wants to work. He is my inspiration, even after spending so many years in the industry, he still has the fire to work. I was wondering where has that fire gone in me, why am I giving up and feeling pity for myself. That’s when I woke up and started looking after myself, and I met Salman who inspired me again. I am very grateful for the people who have loved me and my family, it makes me very happy that now that I am making them happy in turn with the way I look now and the work I am doing.”
The film directed by Navaniat Singh also stars Kriti Karbanda in the lead role.