Bobby feels there’s lack of original content in films
Having stayed away from limelight for quite a while now, actor Bobby Deol (above) is all set to come back with the Hindi remake of the Marathi film Poshter Boyz helmed by actor Shreyas Talpade, who marks his debut as a director with the film.
About how luring is this idea of remakes in Bollywood, Bobby feels there’s a serious scarcity of unique content in Hindi films these days. “If you notice in our industry, the movies are not original anymore and the new generation is used to watching rehashed things,” says the 48-year-old actor.
Remakes aside, in today’s day and age where everyone is revisiting the past and remixing old songs into newer versions, Bobby maintains it’s nothing but lack of creativity. “Songs, which were so amazing originally, have been remixed and are being included in mainstream commercial films. It’s amusing that the present generation likes these rehashed versions of classic songs. Clearly they haven’t heard the original track, so they go crazy about this one. ”
The actor further admits that his career slowed down because he couldn’t keep pace with changing trends and the invention of social media, but he’s trying hard to cover up. “Generations change and so do audience’s preferences. Things around you look different from what they looked earlier,” says the actor who has done films such as Gupt (1997), Soldier (1998), Badal (2000), Bichoo (2000), Ajnabee (2001) and Dostana (2008).
Talking about the film and his character of a small town school teacher, the actor elaborates, “It’s a message through comedy and certainly the kind of film that I like to do. My character is really interesting. I did a lot of workshops for my role. When I told Shreyas that we need workshops, he said he was hoping for me to say something like that.”