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Salman Khan came into my life like an angel: Bobby Deol

The actor, who was present on Tuesday (12 June) at an IIFA press conference in Mumbai, was asked if Khan is planning to produce his next film.

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Actor Bobby Deol who is gearing up for his upcoming film Race 3, says that the love and support of people matters to him more than critical acclaim and film awards.

The actor who was present on Tuesday (12 June) at an IIFA press conference in Mumbai, was asked about his perception towards parallel cinema that gives an actor more awards and acclaims than mainstream Hindi cinema.

Deol replied, "I consider my father [veteran actor Dharmendra] as one of the most iconic and talented actors of our country, who has been never given a best actor award. He received lot of love and appreciation from his fans and that is happening with my fans as well. So it does not matter. I am here because the people love me and wish to see me."

Deol will be performing at the IIFA this month in Bangkok after seven years.

Asked if he was nervous, the Soldier (1998) actor said, "No, not really. I do not feel nervous. I have nothing to lose, I lost out on a few years of not working and performing, so now I just want to do it."

Regarding reports that Salman Khan was planning to produce Deol's next film, he said, "Salman came into my life like an angel. He is the most awesome human being I ever met in my life. He is not doing it as a favour, but he is doing because he sees a fire in me."

The 19th edition of IIFA to be held from 22 to 24 June, will have a heavy dose of entertainment that includes a live performance by legendary actress Rekha after 20 years.