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Dharmendra never got a best actor award but he received lots of love from his fans, says Bobby Deol

Claiming that fans’ love matters to him more than critical appreciation and awards, Bobby Deol says he is ‘here because the people love me and wish to see me’.

bollywood Updated: Jun 13, 2018 12:04 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Bobby Deol will soon be seen in Salman Khan’s Race 3.(IANS)

Bollywood actor Bobby Deol who is gearing up got the release of his upcoming film Race 3, has said that the love and support of people matters to him more than critical acclaim and film awards.

The actor who was present on Tuesday at an IIFA press conference , was asked about his perception towards parallel cinema that gives an actor more awards and acclaims than mainstream Bollywood. Bobby replied, “ I consider my father (Dharmendra) as one of the most iconic and talented actors of our country, who has been never given a best actor award. He received lot of love and appreciation from his fans and that is happening with my fans as well. So it does not matter. I am here because the people love me and wish to see me.”

Bobby Deol, Varun Dhawan, Rekha, Kriti Sanon and Ayushmann Khurrana during a press conference of the 19thEdition of IIFA in Mumbai on June 12. (IANS)

Bobby will be performing at the IIFA this month after seven years. Asked if he was nervous, the Soldier actor said: “No, not really. I do not feel nervous. I have nothing to lose, I lost out on a few years of not working and performing, so now I just want to do it.”

Regarding reports that Salman Khan was planning to produce Bobby’s next film, he said: “Salman came into my life like an angel. He is the most awesome human being I ever met in my life. He is not doing it as a favour, but he is doing because he sees a fire in me.”

The 19th edition of IIFA which is taking place in Bangkok from June 22 to 24, will have a heavy dose of entertainment that includes a live performance by legendary actress Rekha after 20 years.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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First Published: Jun 13, 2018 12:01 IST