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Five years from now, I'll still be giving interviews: Bobby

Bobby Deol is all excited about his next releases, Apne and Shakalaka Boom Boom. Diganta Guha speaks to the actor.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2007 17:18 IST

He might not have many hits since his debut

Barsaat

(

Soldier, Humraaz

and

Ajnabee

are among the few) but Bobby Deol is cool. His attitude reflects what his director of many films Suneel Darshan said recently, “Bobby is a bit laidback.”



Such descriptions really don’t bother Bobby, as he prefers to take it easy. Did you get your due as an actor, we ask. “Look dude, dues are what you think they are. Any actor expects to get the world and that’s what keeps him going. I have a long way to go and I am working at it. I want to do the best, which I think is the best for cinema. I may be wrong at times but at the end of the day I am also human,” pat comes the reply from the man who still seems to be struggling with his contemporaries having raced past him.



However, 2007 may be different for Bobby. Films lined up include Darshan’s

Shakalaka Boom Boom

, Anil Sharma’s

Apne

, Shaad Ali’s

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

among others. The actor, in town to promote

Shakalaka…

with Upen Patel and Celina Jaitley at the Power FM office on Tuesday afternoon, feels that as well.



“This year I have a variety of roles. All the films I have done are totally different.”



In

Shakalaka…

he plays an insecure musician who is passionate about his music but is scared that somebody will take his place. The role has grey shades and Bobby elaborates, “It is human nature. People can be very cruel about getting what they want. Everybody uses their wrong side to achieve something and we usually regret it later. The characters have been written keeping that in mind,” says Bobby.



What about the buzz that it is based on the so-called rivalry between Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan?



Bobby bursts forth, “It is rubbish. I don’t know who creates these stupid rumours. We respect Amitji and Shah Rukh and wouldn’t sell a film like that.”



The year is also special because for the first time he stars with dad Dharmendra and brother Sunny Deol in a film —

Apne

. The mention of it brings a smile on his face.



“Definitely

Apne

is special. It’s one of my favourites — one I wanted to do as soon as I started my career. We finally got a script.”



We shoot a final question: Where do you see yourself five years later?


He laughs, “I will still be giving interviews.”


digantaguha@hindustantimes.com