KARAN’S DE­BUT IS MY PRI­OR­ITY: SUNNY

Ac­tor Sunny Deol talks about his son Karan Deol’s Bollywood de­but, says he wasn’t sur­prised by Karan’s de­ci­sion to join movies

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Sunny Deol (above) is a busy man. He’s not just oc­cu­pied with his work, but also with his son, Karan Deol’s Bollywood de­but. “I’m ex­cited for Karan’s de­but and that’s what I am work­ing on right now. It is my pri­or­ity,” says Deol, who will pro­duce his son’s launch ve­hi­cle.

Deol’s sons Karan and Ra­jvir have both ex­pressed their de­sire to be­come ac­tors and the proud fa­ther says he wasn’t sur­prised when he got to know of their am­bi­tion. “Ob­vi­ously, it was not all sud­den that Karan wanted to be an ac­tor. Both the sons want to be ac­tors. There is no harm in it and I be­lieve what­ever an in­di­vid­ual wants to do, he or she should be en­cour­aged in that di­rec­tion. If it’s their dream, they should try it but not feel any fear,” says Sunny, whose di­rec­to­rial, Ghayal Once Again, re­leased ear­lier this year.

The 58-year-old made his Bollywood de­but with the 1983 film, Be­taab, and went on to give hits such as Darr (1993), ChaalBaaz (1989), Ghayal (1990) and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001). The ac­tor ac­cepts that his sons will have to face more com­pe­ti­tion in the film in­dus­try than he did.

“When we came in the in­dus­try, there were no teenagers, but now it’s only teenagers who are en­cour­aged to be­come ac­tors. The com­pe­ti­tion is al­ways go­ing to be there but you can’t shy away from do­ing what you wish to do be­cause of the fear,” he says.

What­ever an in­di­vid­ual wants to do, he or she should be en­cour­aged in that di­rec­tion. If it’s their dream, they should try it with­out fear SUNNY DEOL, AC­TOR

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Karan Deol

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