Rahul Roy Says, “I Was Separated From Showbiz Because Morons Were Offering Me Work” – EXclusive!
It was the year 1990 and the box office hit was Aashiqui and starring Rahul Roy became a household name. But he couldn’t restore the same magic after that movie, which ultimately led to him taking a break from Bollywood. He has now commented on his decision to take a break from showbiz.
“The people who were coming to me with roles at that time were morons, because of the way they wanted to do everything. They were like ‘If you don’t do it, we will go to someone else’,” confesses Roy, who was in the news last year after he suffered a brain stroke while he was shooting for a web show in Kargil.
He continues, “And there was a phase in my career where I was doing anything and everything. Soon, I realized that it is better to let go of the work, and let them (makers) work jiske saath unko karna hai. I will do what I want to do (not with any pressure), and I told them to move on. Also, I didn’t want to just take a project, and then later on crib about it yeh hona tha but woh hogaya”.
After initial success, Roy appeared in Junoon (1992), Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare (1992), and Gumrah (1993). He also won the first season of the reality show Bigg Boss in 2007.
Looking back at his career, the 53-year-old shares, “I won’t say that I was random in the way that I did my work. But I feel that there are some projects which I shouldn’t have done”.
“I didn’t want to do all the work, but it also left behind some lessons,” adds the actor, who moved to Australia with his now-estranged wife Rajlaxmi Khanvilkar on his sabbatical in the early 2000s.
It was only in 2005 when he started to reappear through special appearances. “Every aspect of my journey has been good. I never had to beg for work in front of anyone, and that remains true even today”.