- "I don't think I had any kind of fear," said Bobby Deol
- "I only gained from this film," he added
- "Never feared about getting overshadowed," he also said
Bobby Deol, who had previously opened up about Salman Khan being the saviour during the "low phase" of his career, spoke about the possible side-effects of starring in a film with an ensemble cast headlined by the 52-year-old superstar, reports news agency IANS. Bobby Deol was asked if there was an innate sense of insecurities about being "overshadowed" in Race 3, when he said: "I don't think I had any kind of fear because I had nothing to lose." Poster Boys was Bobby Deol's last film before Race 3 and his previous releases include movies such as Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and Players, all of which turned out to be box office duds. On the contrary, Race 3 proved to be a case of box office redemption for Bobby Deol - the film made over Rs 200 crores worldwide.
"Being a part of a film after four years with this big project would have only made me gain things... I only gained from this film. I never feared about getting overshadowed," Bobby Deol added. The actor also told IANS that Salman had full faith in him "and gave me an opportunity and a great role in the film."
Bobby Deol, who was a star in the Nineties with hit films such as Barsaat and Soldier, has addressed the rough patch he went through in several interviews - he confessed about being subjected to self-pitying and resorting to alcoholism. In an interview with NDTV, he mentioned how Salman became the driving force for him to stay motivated towards a positive lifestyle: "I am trying to be positive in my life and trying to work hard and get myself to look the best I can. I met Salman one year ago, and he told me everyone has low and high phases. He said when he had a bad period he climbed on to my brother's back and Sanjay Dutt's back."
"That's when I told him, 'let me climb on to your back for support.' He remembered that, and since he wishes the best for me, he offered me this role over the phone. I was thrilled and I'm ready to work as hard as required," he added.
(with IANS inputs)
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