Bollywood actor Bobby Deol, whose ready-to-release film Nanhe Jaisalmer was extensively shot in Rajasthan, is smitten by the beauty of the state and says that he feels de-stressed in the lap of mother nature.
"Nature de-stresses me! I think as you mature you understand better the power and energy it holds in itself," Bobby told IANS.
"People may think there is only desert there, but as someone has rightly said 'beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder', I love it! Rajasthan is an amazing place. It has lots of natural beauty, great people and mouth-watering food.
"Also, while you are shooting outside you get time to introspect yourself. When you are not working in the city, you are involved in some work or the other," maintained the actor, who was recently in the capital to promote his film.
Other than Nanhe Jaisalmer a number of his films like Soldier, Badal and Gupt were shot in Rajasthan.
In the film, this real life star plays the role of a reel life star, who meets a young fan, who idolises him and regards him as his best friend. Bobby then teaches him life's most important lessons on-screen.
And the actor is all praise for his little co-star Dwij Yadav (Nanhe Jaisalmer).
"It is not easy to get the right kind of expression from child actors. However, Dwij is an amazing actor and he emotes really well. I had a great time working with him".
Commenting about the different looks he carried in various films like Shakalaka Boom Boom, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom and Naqaab he said: "It is not a question of looks, it is about the whole personality. When you believe in yourself, you are confident, you work hard and with a little bit of luck it works".
Though his looks were appreciated, largely the films fell flat. Apne did well at the box-office but the actor is still waiting for a solo hit to his name.
"Box-office results do matter although what matters more is audience appreciation. Apne was a blockbuster. This year is very good for me. For the times to come ahead I hope the best."
Bobby will now wow the audiences in Ek - the power of one, an action flick where he plays Nandu, an orphan turned assassin who somehow gets wrongly accused of a politician's murder and is on the run.