Bollywood actor Bobby Deol says family name alone can’t help one thrive in the film industry for too long.

Bobby Deol recently made a comeback with the OTT platform original show titled Class of 83.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: August 29, 2020 13:04 IST
Bollywood actor Bobby Deol says family name alone can’t help one thrive in the film industry for too long.

Bobby Deol has had a roller coaster ride throughout his journey in Bollywood. Despite being the son of veteran star Dharmendra, Bobby Deol never found much success in the field of Bollywood. Bobby Deol recently made a comeback on OTT platforms with the hit Hindi cop thriller show titled Class of 83.

 
In an interview with IANS Bobby Deol spoke about nepotism in Bollywood. He said, “Our work has to speak for us to survive in the industry. Everyone comes from a family, but only your family name cannot allow you to last 25 years in the industry. Our parents give us every best thing -- education, upbringing, everything. When we grow up, a doctor wishes his child to become a doctor, and it is true for every industry. Whether a businessman, a media baron, or an industrialist, they all want their children to follow in their footsteps. My father being an actor wanted us to be actors, too. There was an advantage initially, but that is it. There is a lone journey after that.”
 
“I have been trying to work with Prakashji since the time I started my career. He is a veteran, a National Award-winning filmmaker. So when I got a call from his office saying he wants to meet me, I was so excited! He narrated the story and told me, 'I want you to play this character, will you?' For a few seconds, I was surprised because nobody had ever imagined I could pull off a character like this. It felt good and confident that a veteran filmmaker like Prakashji chose me to play a character like this. I just followed what he said, I followed the script,” he added.




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