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Bobby Deol: “I don’t look back at the low phase of my life

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Bobby Deol became an overnight star with his debut film "Barsaat" in 1995, but his stardom faded gradually with Bollywood placing its bets on a new crop of actors and experimenting with different stories. The actor says everyone goes through ups and downs, and that he doesn't want to spend his time thinking about the past.

At the moment, Bobby is in a very "happy phase" and is not afraid of failures. He says his fans still want to see him on the silver screen and so he is eager to move forward on a positive note.

"After my last film, I was just not interested in subjects that were offered to me. I didn't want to pick anything, and my last film didn't do well. So, I was just waiting for something nice to come my way. I was trying to work on myself, improve myself and reinvent myself," he said.

"Reinventing is just a term used in our industry. It is basically getting oneself in the right frame of mind and being positive and then just trying to move forward," he added.

After the failure of ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’, Bobby had a guest appearance in ‘Singh Saab the Great’ in 2013.

The mention of his break from the silver screen makes Bobby reflect on how he fought his battles.

"Between this, I went through a phase where I was totally disappointed, low in life with nothing going my way. I fought those battles and came out of it. I don't look back at all that negativity and the low phase of my life. I am happy just thinking that things will work.

"I have 'Poster Boys' and I am doing 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se'. So, things are moving forward and one has to be positive," he added.

Bobby will be back on the big screen after almost four years with ‘Poster Boys’ – a film about three men who are shocked to find their photos being used as part of a vasectomy campaign. The film also stars Sunny Deol and Shreyas Talpade.

The actor said: "I know that people still love me and still want to see me in movies. It requires me to move forward. You never know which is the right movie. You just have to look for the subject and work."

After a successful debut, the son of veteran actor Dharmendra experimented with his craft, and picked varied projects - from love stories to thrillers to hard-core action films.

The father-of-two said setbacks make one stronger.

"I cannot be philosophical about it or anything. I am just saying that everybody goes through ups and downs. You have to be brave enough to face them and fight it... No one around you can help you unless you help yourself. That makes you stronger."

The "Apne" actor also said that he wished he was "more positive and more focused in my life earlier" than he is at present.

"I wish I was like that but I can't change that. I don't want to cry about how I was and how I should I have been."

At the moment, he wants to work in good movies.

"I want to work every day of my life. My ambition in life is to always keep moving and for that you really have to work hard and look after yourself."

"I am in a very happy phase in my life in my mind. Even if I have failures when I work, it won't push me back like it used to earlier, because I just want to move forward and my ambition in life is to just keep moving forward," Bobby concluded.

Deol brothers absent from wedding

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Do Bobby and Sunny still carry resentment of Dharmendra's relationship with Hema Malini after all these years?

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Sunny and Bobby Deol had been absent at their half-sister Esha's wedding too

As the 'who's who' of the film fraternity came together for veteran Bollywood actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra's younger daughter Ahana, the bride's half brothers Sunny and Bobby were mysteriously absent at all the celebrations.

They had also been absent at eldest daughter of Dharmendra and Hema Malini Esha's wedding in 2012.

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Dharmendra and Hema Malini at their youngest daughter Ahana's wedding

With this being the first big Bollywood wedding of the year, it was attended by business biggies and politicians including Anil Ambani, who was accompanied by mother Kokilaben and wife Tina. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was also present on this occasion. Politician Amar Singh, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi also attended the wedding reception.

Whist Bollywood royalty, including Shah Rukh Khan, the Bachchans, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Jeetendra, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Juhi Chawla, Dia Mirza and Asha Bhosale (just to name a few) were present to bless the newly wed couple, whispers did the rounds as to why the brothers were absent.

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Ahana got married to Delhi-based businessman Vaibhav Vora

Ahana got married to Delhi-based businessman Vaibhav Vora in a part-South Indian, part-Punjabi ceremony. The wedding was preceded by an intimate 'mehndi' and 'sangeet' function.

Ahana and Vaibhav met at the wedding of elder sister Esha and Mumbai-based businessman Bharat Takhtani two years ago and got engaged in June 2013.