Bobby feels there’s lack of orig­i­nal con­tent in films

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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.”

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