“There Will Always Be 2-3 Percent People Who Might Not Like The Show,” Bobby Deol On Aashram 3

Actor Bobby Deol has started his second innings in acting and he has been successful in it. His much-hyped web show Aashram received rave reviews from critics. But a certain section of society wrote it off because of its story. When Aashram’s third part was released on the OTT platform, it got into a mirage of controversies for various reasons. Certain orthodox Hindus vandalized the sets of the show as they thought the series showed Hindus in a bad light. Aashram 3, in which Bobby plays a megalomaniac baba was tagged as an ‘Anti-Hindu show’ by some of the viewers. Now Deol has opened up on the same.

Speaking to a leading daily, Bobby Deol said, “Mai itna hi keh sakta hun ki agar yeh show itna chala hai toh people have watched it. I feel there will always be 2 or 3 percent of people who might not like the show. Everyone has their opinions; You cannot stop them from voicing their opinions. But, if you see the success of the show, it just proves that there was nothing really wrong in the show.”

“I am actually surprised to see such an overwhelming response. When I did this role, I was nervous because I had never played a negative character and my image has always been very positive. So, I was a little worried as you know image gets struck and you get typecast. Initially, I also thought my fans might not accept me but then I have come to a point in my career where I want to do challenging roles, I want to take up the roles out of my comfort zone,” he added further.

Talking about playing a negative character for the first time, Bobby elaborated, “When I got this opportunity like this an interesting character, I wanted to do it because I never thought someone can offer me a role like this. The Best compliment I ever got was when my mother’s friend called and said Apke bête ne itna negative role kiya hai par phir bi hume bhut pyara lag reha hai.” I am very happy that people have accepted me despite playing such a negative character. I hope now I get to do more different and challenging roles.”

Prakash Jha’s Ek Badnaam Aashram Season 3 also stars Esha Gupta. It is about a baba, portrayed by Bobby Deol, who in the name of spiritual activities exploits women and trades in drugs. owing to its popularity, the 4th season of the show will also go on the floors soon.