Bobby Deol, known for his iconic roles in the '90s, faced a rollercoaster journey in his career. From initial success with 'Barsaat' to a sudden disappearance, his story is one of resilience and transformation.
The Disappearance and Return
Bobby's career took off with 'Barsaat' but after a few successful years, he vanished from the limelight. Discussions about his absence and ventures beyond acting fueled the industry gossip. In 2023, Bobby made a surprising comeback through 'Animal' on his birthday, January 27.
Unveiling Lord Bobby
On this occasion, let's unravel some lesser-known stories that contributed to the making of Lord Bobby. Despite his professional dedication, rumors and unflattering labels like 'unprofessional' haunted him. Bobby's children questioned his absence from work, triggering a phase of self-reflection. The pandemic, years later, transformed him into 'Lord Bobby.'
Dharmendra's Concerns and Hollywood Dreams
Dharmendra's initial fears of Bobby becoming a child actor led him to abandon the idea of casting Bobby in a Hollywood film. The project, 'Escapade in Japan,' never materialized due to the fear of typecasting, and Bobby even suffered an injury during its filming.
Bandit Queen's Influence
The film 'Bandit Queen' played a pivotal role in Bobby's journey. Dharmendra's desire to officially launch Bobby led to a project under his banner, but an unexpected halt occurred during the shoot. This pause led to the offer for 'Bandit Queen,' a momentous decision for Bobby. Despite initial hesitation, Dharmendra supported Bobby's choice, recognizing the potential of director Shekhar Kapur in Hollywood.
A Viral Episode during Cricket Series
Amidst these tales, a small anecdote from the 2021 India-Australia Test series gained attention. A viral photo from Bobby's film 'Soldier' sparked speculations that Australia believed they were playing against an injured Indian team. The credit for making Bobby's film scenes viral during the pandemic goes to a Pakistani Twitter handle.
Web Series Triumph and Real Comeback
Bobby's recognition soared with the success of the web series 'Class of 83.' However, it was the web show 'Aashram' that marked his real comeback. Playing the role of Baba Nirala, Bobby broke stereotypes and garnered appreciation, signaling a new phase in his career.
The Villainous Resurgence
As Bobby returns to the cinematic arena, he embraces a new avatar as a villain. The sequel to 'Animal' and three major South Indian projects ('Kanguva,' 'Hari Hara Veera Mallu,' and NBK109) showcase his versatility. The hero of the '90s is now set to play compelling villainous roles, completing the intriguing story of Bobby Deol's evolution.
The journey of Lord Bobby Deol is a testament to resilience, reinvention, and the ability to rise above challenges. As he takes on diverse roles, his story continues to inspire in the ever-evolving landscape of the entertainment industry.