Sunny Deol made a smashing comeback with the sequel of his iconic movie Gadar 2. The movie went on to create history with a phenomenal collection. In a career spanning over 4 decades, Sunny has been a part of some cult films like Border, Ghatak, Darr, among others. In an interview with a news portal, Sunny Deol opened up about his struggle with dyslexia as he shared his thoughts on not doing too much research for his characters.
Sunny Deol reveals he doesn’t believe in doing research
Talking about why he doesn’t believe in doing too much research for his characters, Sunny shared, “Dad (Dharmendra) would do two-three shifts, sleep for a few hours and do films back-to-back. All this research actors do, I find all this gibberish. Back then, what research did actors do… But they still played their characters beautifully. Characters were based on real life and real emotions“.
Sunny Deol on struggle with dyslexia
He continued, “If you are playing a biographical character, then it is different, but even then, in a film like Border, where I played Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, I didn’t imitate him. I took the soul of the character and did it in my own way. It’s not like I researched ki woh kaise chalta tha, kya karta tha. When I am doing a film, I don’t even have the dialogues with me. That is another thing – I am dyslexic, so I can’t read and write properly, and that has been my problem since childhood. Earlier, we didn’t know what it was, and people would think yeh duffer aadmi hai. I always get my dialogues in Hindi, and I take my time to read it. I read them many times and make them my own. That is my prep for the part.”
Other Bollywood actors who are suffering from dyslexia
Talking about dyslexia, it is a learning disorder that affects the understanding of speech and ability to read. Several Bollywood actors have gone through this since childhood and have been vocal about the struggles. Apart from Sunny Deol, actors like Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Shekhar Kapur, Karisma Kapoor, Aamir Khan have battled the syndrome.
Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir khan
On the work front, Sunny will next be seen collaborating with director Rajkumar Santoshi after 27 years for Lahore 1947. The movie will be produced by Aamir Khan. Apart from this, rumours are rife that he is very much a part of Border 2.