Actor Bobby Deol who made a comeback in Bollywood after four long years with ‘Race 3’, blames himself for his disappearance from the big screen. Bobby had tasted success with the likes of ‘Gupt: The Hidden Truth’, ‘Soldier’ and ‘Ajnabee’ in the 1990s. But faced duds like ‘Shakalaka Boom Boom’ among many others.

He was last seen in ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’ in 2013, alongside his father and veteran actor Dharmendra and sibling Sunny Deol.

“I only blame myself for disappearing in between. I had kind of given up. I felt demotivated, disheartened but looking around at my family I realised I cannot let them down.”

“I have to work, get on my feet and do it myself because there is nobody who can help you,” Bobby told. The 49-year-old actor said his disappearance from the silver screen did affect him a lot. “My mark disappeared from the industry. There was no space for me in it, when I always believed there would be…,” he added.

Despite successes like ‘Bicchoo’, ‘Apne’, ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’, why couldn’t he capitalise on his stardom?

“I was ignorant and didn’t realise that I had achieved that kind of a stardom in my career.” “Now I wish, I wasn’t that ignorant and hadn’t let it go. But never say never, work hard and you can always achieve things in life,” he said.

He said he went through tough time and could not fathom what was happening. “I didn’t realise that competition had increased. I know there is competition now and I am preparing myself,” said Bobby, who will be seen performing at the 19th edition of the International Indian Films Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards main gala, which will be held on Sunday.

The actor has been a part of the Hindi film industry for over two decades. He made his debut with ‘Barsaat’ in 1995. Talking about his journey, Bobby said: “It has been amazing. I have seen the highs and the lows. So, I have experienced everything…

“I’m just excited that it’s a fresh beginning for me because for every actor every Friday is a make or break and it’s always going to be like that no matter how successful you are or not.” Bobby hopes to have a fraction of his father’s stardom oneday. Agencies

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