‘I wasn’t the DJ at the Delhi event’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal monika.rawal@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Bobby Deol was mas­sively trolled on so­cial me­dia last year in Au­gust, when he de­buted as DJ at a Delhi night­club. Guests later asked the club own­ers for a re­fund, say­ing that Bobby had only played songs from his 1997 film, Gupt, through the evening.

Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to HT City, Deol clar­i­fies for the first time that he was in­vited to the club as a celebrity guest and not as a DJ. “I love mu­sic but I’m not a DJ. But peo­ple went crazy on so­cial me­dia, trolling and mak­ing fun of it. But what do you do? You go for an event and if you’re the ac­tor, you are go­ing to play your mu­sic. You are not go­ing to play some other ac­tor’s songs. In fact, I wasn’t play­ing my songs, the DJ was. I was the star there and ev­ery­body was there to see Bobby Deol.”

The 49-year-old ac­tor adds that he agreed to go to the club only as a friendly ges­ture. “It was one of those things that you agree to do and then re­alise it has been blown out of pro­por­tion. It was some­thing I did and have for­got­ten about now.”

The ac­tor feels there’s not much one can do about peo­ple trolling celebs on so­cial me­dia. “Peo­ple only want to put you down and that’s how it (so­cial me­dia) works. It hap­pens to ev­ery ac­tor, not just me. So it’s cool,” he says. How­ever, he’s not ad­verse to the idea of join­ing it. “I will def­i­nitely come out on it even­tu­ally be­cause I need to be in touch with my fans.”

PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT

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