Sunny Deol opens up on son Karan’s Bollywood debut
Bollywood actor Sunny Deol who made his blockbuster debut with 1983 film ‘Betaab’, is all set to launch his son Karan with ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’. The proud papa who had announced his son’s debut film last year in an interview to PTI, recently said the young actor will have to make a mark on his own in the film industry.
Sunny, who is directing ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’, said, “When I came in the industry was I mentally prepared. I am sure he is coming in his own way the way I came in. Rest is up to him how he portrays himself, the subjects he chooses, how he does the job and that is all up to him. As a father, I am always there with him. But I can’t go and work for him or select things for him. It is up to us what we become as individuals.”
Karan was as an assistant director with Sangeeth Sivan in ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2′ starring Sunny, Bobby and Dharmendra. The title of the film is from one of the popular songs from Dharmendra’s film ‘Blackmail’. The movie also marks the debut of Sehar Lamba, who will play the female lead.
Sunny, who is currently busy promoting ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se‘ that is slated to release on August 31, during a promotional event was also asked if he is interested in making a biopic on his father and iconic actor Dharmendra.
The actor said, “I think making a biopic is a trend that is going on. It is a good idea and would be nice to make a film about him (father Dharmendra) if only we can get a good writer and director to make the film. It cannot be random. There should be a writer who would invest time in it. It is not going to be that easy because my father will be involved in it. Since everyone knows everything about him, it must be put out in a nice way. The research will not be a problem, because my father is there to share the story.”
So, would he be interested to play the character of the legend Dharmendra on-screen? To this, he said, “I really have not given it a thought. I know the resemblance is there. It is not only in me, but my son can also play the younger part of the character. But everything is dependent on the story.”
On the work front, Sunny Deol will be seen in the third installment of their comedy franchise titled ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’. The film stars Dharmendra, Bobby Deol and Kriti Kharbanda. Directed by Navanait Singh, the film is slated to release on August 31, 2018.