Recently, you can see certain issues that Sunny Deol highlighted in Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Akshay Kumar’s in the reality show “Koffee with Karan.” He said because of these specific issues, Bobby Deol got a boom in his film career.
Sunny Deo may be the star today, but he doesn’t believe in doing endorsements, neither does he have six-pack abs, and he does only one film in a year. His recent release, “Gadar-2,” was a blockbuster hit that showed immense success at the box office. But, in the case of his brother, Bobby Deol, the case is not the same.
Koffee with Karan – Launching of Bobby Deol in Cinemas
Sunny Deol was quite successful in putting his career at its peak and simultaneously working to launch Bobby Deol in Bollywood in the late 1990s. As a producer, Sunny faced many hurdles, like the change of director of Barsaat (1995) movie, which was the launch vehicle of his career. After the successful debut of Bobby Deol, he continued working with Sunny’s hitmakers in Bollywood, Rahul Rawail and Anil Sharma.
Sunny Deol also casted Bobby in the superhit patriotic movie of 2002, “23rd March 1931: Shaheed,” where he played the character of a martyr, although it was Sunny’s wish to play the role. After a spade of unsuccessful films, Sunny finally gave Bobby’s career a bounce with the films Apne (2006), Chamku (2008), and the Yamla Pagla Deewana franchise. But still, Bobby failed to make his mark in these films unless he got the support of his brother Sunny and father Dharmendra.
Koffee with Karan – Bobby Deol’s Career Boom
Bobby Deol revealed that he almost gave up on his career in the late 2000s and even took to continuous drinking. He also confessed that he was jobless for many months until he realized that he had to stand on his own feet, and that could be possible only with the help of his family.
In his recent career boom, you can see that he focused on developing three qualities that undoubtedly helped him to make a mark in Bollywood again – brand building, bodybuilding, and optics. But Sunny doesn’t have these three qualities, yet he managed to make his mark too in Bollywood. When Karan asked him, in the rapid-fire round, what he doesn’t like about his ‘Darr’ co-star Shah Rukh Khan, Sunny said that he turned actors into commodities.
During the early 2000s, when Sunny Deol was struggling to make his mark in Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan was already a successful star. In fact, Shahrukh’s name is itself a brand that, in turn, launched and relaunched talents like Amrita Rao, Zayed Khan, Sushmita Sen, Deepika Padukone, Ali Fazal, Abhay Chopra, Hardik Mehta, Shanker Raman, Jasmeet K Reen, and Bobby Deol himself.
Bobby Deol also confessed that when he was in need of work, he approached Karan Johar, but he refused to do films with him. At the same time, Shahrukh’s production house Red Chillies Entertainment has always been kind to him and offered him movies like Class of ’83 (2020), Love Hostel (2022), and Stardom, the upcoming directorial debut of his son Aryan Khan.
Secondly, when Sunny was asked what he disliked about Salman Khan, he said that he used to send everyone to Zym, but fortunately, that helped in resurrecting Bobby’s career in Bollywood. From when he appeared alongside Salman shirtless in Remo D’Souza’s Race 3 (2018) to now, he has become the heartthrob of many.
And finally, Sunny expresses his opinion of Akshay Kumar, that he does many films which also turned out to be a fortunate factor for Bobby Deol. From doing out three seasons of Prakash Jha’s Aashram, which was a massive OTT hit, to now shifting into the South film industry with Kanguva (Tamil) and Hari Hara Veera Mallu (Telugu), Bobby is making sure he’s everywhere.
However, the stardom that Sunny is enjoying is less for Bobby as after the hit of ‘Gadar-2’, Sunny is becoming popular again like before.