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Bobby Deol opens up about Nepotism debate; Says family name isn’t enough to stay in industry

After emerging into the Digital space with two of his projects like the cop drama film ‘Class of ‘83’  and crime thriller web series, Aashram, Bollywood actor Bobby Deol has finally spoken up about how he feels regarding lasting in the industry and the nepotism debate.

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.”

He also talked about his recently released web series ‘Aashram’ and his experience about working with Prakash Jha, the stellar filmmaker, and director of the show said, “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.”

Deol also revealed the plot of the show and what it deals with. He said, “The story is based on our society where we have seen many characters like that in reality. There are people in every business who are conmen, who use people to benefit themselves. I also believe that there are bad and good sides to every human being. It makes us a good person when we suppress the bad in us.”

Aashram is available to stream on MX Player.

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