SUNNY KAUSHAL:

VICKY AD­VISED ME NOT TO BE PRE­TEN­TIOUS IN BOL­LY­WOOD

Fiji Sun - - Showbiz - Sunny Kaushal.

He is all set to make his big screen de­but, and ac­tor Sunny Kaushal says the one tip he got from his brother Vicky was to be real and hon­est in the film in­dus­try. Sunny, the younger brother of the “Ra­man Raghav 2.0” star, will be seen in Shailen­dra Singh’s di­rec­to­rial de­but “Sun­shine Mu­sic Tours and Trav­els”.

Sunny con­sid­ers his 28-year-old brother as his “idol” and says the “Masaan” star is more ma­ture than him. “My brother has been my idol. There is only one and a half year’s dif­fer­ence be­tween us but our years of grow­ing up have been such that he is much older and ma­ture in my eyes than his age. I am the younger child so I am more chirpy, but Vicky is much more grounded,” Sunny told PTI. “So, he just gave me one tip and that was never to fall in the trap of ‘Oh he is do­ing this, so I should do that too’. Just be your­self, be­cause hon­esty and re­al­ity is what peo­ple con­nect to. Don’t pre­tend any­thing in the in­dus­try.” The bud­ding ac­tor says he was on cloud nine when he bagged the film and cred­its his fa­ther, renowned ac­tion di­rec­tor Shyam Kaushal, for push­ing both the broth­ers to do things on their own. “When we said we wanted to be ac­tors, he told us, ‘Don’t be un­der the mis­con­cep­tion that just be­cause I am in the in­dus­try, you will get a star launch. I am a tech­ni­cian here, not a star. “Be­cause of the good­will that I have earned, peo­ple might call you, of­fer a cup of tea but won’t in­vest money just be­cause you are my son’,” he added. Hav­ing seen the strug­gle and growth of his fa­ther in his ca­reer, Sunny says he has im­bibed life lessons from him. “He told us, ‘You need to earn that re­spect your­selves’. We were born in a chawl in Malad so we have seen our fa­ther’s growth and strug­gle. It has kept us grounded. We were lucky that he told us the re­al­ity and pushed us to fight our own bat­tles. We are now much more pre­pared.” Sunny is happy that well known peo­ple from the in­dus­try have wished him suc­cess for his film and that makes him feel “blessed.” “Farah Khan, Ro­hit Dhawan, Shekhar (Ravjiani) and Sa­jid Wa­jid were there at our mu­sic launch and that was a huge deal for all of us. Even Nana (Patekar) and Kapil (Dev) sir blessed us dur­ing the trailer launch. I feel blessed…” “Sun­shine Mu­sic Tours and Trav­els” is slated to re­lease on Septem­ber 2. In­dian Ex­press

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