Bobby Deol: 'Deols don't talk about themselves'



Mumbai, April 13 -- Bobby Deol was quite the heartthrob in the '90s with hits such as Barsaat (1997), Gupt (1997) and Soldier (1998). Of late, the actor has been missing from the silver screen, only seen in bit roles and the occasional movie. Bobby, however, doesn't regret this absence and even goes on to say that he prefers working in one good film over four bad ones.

Currently working on his home production, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, he opens up about the Deols' indifference towards promotional gimmicks. We just see you doing one or two films in a couple of years. Why have you taken a back seat after being so active for so many years? I just want to do a film which I like and not just for the sake of it. I don't want to be part of a film and be disappointed afterwards. Sometimes you try to work in five or six films and you don't care much for any of them, but for me it's not like that. Are the Khans and the Kapoors edging out the Deols? That is all media talk. We are not thinking about taking over the industry. Our main aim, as actors, is to entertain the audience. We are not going to exaggerate and talk about ourselves all the time. You know that the Deols don't talk about themselves. That's how people use the media to their advantage and it works. We are very shy people who stay away from the limelight.