Deepak Dobriyal did make his mark with Tanu Weds Manu and Not A Love Story. The able actor, who earlier nursed dreams of being an ace footballer, is now sanguine that given the perfect script, he can turn hero too.
Dobriyal, 35, states in a magazine quote, "Honestly, I had given up my dream of being a hero in Mumbai. But in Delhi, I was a hero, I used to ride a bike with attitude. But in Mumbai, all that heroism went down the drain. I had no income, no work and no girlfriend."
The theatre-trained actor who spent a good seven years working 12 hours admits to being an ardent admirer of Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and Balraj Sahni.
On the personal front too, his life's equation has changed.Dobriyal bonded with Lata, an assistant director on the sets of Omkara, who now holds the distinction of being his spouse and mother to his baby boy. "I now change his nappies and put him to sleep too," he says.