Bobby Deol, a prominent Bollywood actor who rose to fame in the 90s, has recently become the talk of the town with his much-anticipated role in Ranbir Kapoor’s film, “Animal.” The movie is projected to be a blockbuster, estimated to gross over 500 crores, marking a significant milestone in Bobby Deol’s career.
Bobby Deol made a stellar entry into Bollywood with his debut film, “Barsaat,” which not only had an impressive opening but also surpassed the opening figures of Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.” “Barsaat” collected a staggering Rs 68 lakh on its first day, with a weekend collection of Rs 1.96 crore, setting the stage for Bobby Deol’s promising career.
However, despite his initial success, Bobby Deol’s cinematic journey has been riddled with films that failed to make a mark at the box office. Over 28 years in the industry, he has delivered only six clean hits, including “Barsaat,” “Gupt,” “Soldier,” “Badal,” “Yamla Pagla Deewana,” and “Housefull 4.” This dearth of blockbusters, be it solo projects or multi-starrers, is a unique aspect of Bobby Deol’s career.
In contrast to his debut, where “Barsaat” emerged as a superhit, Bobby Deol’s subsequent films faced varying degrees of success. Notably, “Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya Hai” marked the beginning of a streak of 28 flop films for Bobby Deol, collecting around Rs 7.25 crore at the box office. In the same year, his brother Sunny Deol achieved considerable success with “Border,” which became the highest-grossing film of the year, earning Rs 39.6 crore.
Despite the challenges and the prevalence of flop films throughout his career, Bobby Deol is on the brink of redemption with “Animal,” directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. The film is expected to make a substantial opening in the range of Rs 50-55 crore, marking a turning point for Bobby Deol. Furthermore, he has other projects in the pipeline, including a Tamil film titled “Kanguva” and two Telugu films that are anticipated to be successful at the box office.
As Bobby Deol gears up for a potential resurgence in his career, fans and industry insiders eagerly await the outcome of “Animal” and subsequent projects that could reshape the narrative of his cinematic journey. The actor’s ability to reinvent himself and capture the audience’s attention once again remains a testament to the unpredictable and dynamic nature of the film industry.