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Salman Khan motivated me to get back to showbiz: Bobby Deol

The actor talks about coming back to films, the bliss of married life and more

brunch Updated: Jul 21, 2018 20:56 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
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Bobby Deol enjoys instagram and finds it a good way to connect with fans(Harjeet Singh Aulakh)
About Bobby
  • Date of birth: January 27
  • Sun sign: Aquarius
  • Place of birth: Mumbai
  • School/ College: Jamnabai Narsee School/ Mithibai College, Mumbai
  • High point of your life: Facing the camera for the first time as a seven-year-old, when I played the young Dharmendra in Dharam Veer (1977)
  • Low point of your life: The three years of my life when I felt stagnated and disappeared from films

Who motivated you to get back to showbiz?

Salman Khan. He said to me: “Everyone goes through a bad phase and it’s okay to look up to others for support.”

What’s your social media platform of choice?

I quite enjoy Instagram and find it good to connect with my fans.

And trolls… how do you handle them?

I simply choose to ignore them as whatever they say doesn’t affect me.

The best thing about being Sunny Deol’s brother is...?

He is a father figure and is very protective. When I had signed my first film, he had taken a break from his own work to concentrate on my launch.

Your favourite co-star is…?

Preity Zinta.

What’s the best part about being married?

The support and trust built over the years, which then turns into a beautiful relationship.

Are you a romantic or a realist?

I’m a hopeless romantic!

Your three wardrobe essentials…?

A well-tailored suit, I quite like those from Blackberrys, a nice pair of sunglasses and a good fragrance.

Your strategy in a crisis is...?

There’s no strategy; I panic.

My favourites
  • Food: Homemade food. I love lauki​
  • Thing to do when no one’s watching: I like to sing
  • Movie: Pratiggya (1975)
  • Side of the bed: Right​
  • Hollywood actor:​Robert Downey Jr.

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First Published: Jul 21, 2018 20:54 IST