‘Be­ing a star kid is a bonus’

How­ever, ac­tor Bobby Deol feels that it’s one’s work that speaks rather than one’s back­ground

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Monika Rawal Kukreja

Ac­tor Bobby Deol (left) is set to re­turn to the sil­ver screen af­ter a hia­tus of al­most four years. About his sab­bat­i­cal, Bobby shares that he was busy rein­vent­ing him­self and come­back in a bet­ter form.

The ac­tor, who hails from a fam­ily of film stars — fa­ther Dhar­men­dra, brother Sunny Deol and step­mother Hema Malini — feels it’s an added pres­sure as the au­di­ence ex­pects a lot from you. “Ev­ery star kid gets cat­e­gorised. It’s rather dif­fi­cult for a star kid to es­tab­lish him­self in the in­dus­try be­cause peo­ple have cer­tain stan­dards that they ex­pect you to match,” says the 50-yearold ac­tor.

On nepo­tism in the in­dus­try and whether star kids have it easy, Bobby says that it de­pends on the per­son and not on his or her back­ground. “So many star kids have come and dis­ap­peared. I feel it’s your work that speaks for you. I have worked hard and done some good work to make my own space,” he says, adding, “Be­ing born in a film fam­ily is a bonus, but I’m not here to­day be­cause of the suc­cess my fa­ther or my brother achieved in their ca­reer.”

The ac­tor, who will be seen shar­ing screen space with brother Sunny in ac­tor Shreyas Tal­pade’s de­but di­rec­to­rial, adds that he is not in a mood to let a state of sat­u­ra­tion come in his ca­reer. “There’s so much more that I can do and I am look­ing for­ward to it. I see my­self act­ing for the next 20 years of my ca­reer.”

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