Sunny covered in star dust, Papa in dust, din of elections
02nd May 2004
By ApunKaChoice Bureau
While Dharmendra braves the dust and heat of Bikaner in his bid for a Lok Sabha seat, his son Sunny Deol 's hopes for a return to past on-screen glory hinges on dust - perhaps of a different kind.
In his latest film 'Dhool (dust) Sunny plays the part of a fearless youth, reminiscent of his roles in earlier films like 'Arjun', 'Dacoit' and 'Ghatak'.
Being produced under the banner of ''Padmalaya'', a production company from the south, Sunny takes on the ruffians in the city in the film.
''I liked the story so much that I accepted to act in it at once,'' Sunny said in Mumbai last evening at the 'mahurat' of ''Dhool'', remake of a Tamil movie.
''It is the story of the surging anger in the youth ..... I love to do such films,'' he said.
But Sunny and politics do not not gel. He refuses to answer questions on his father's political aspirations but makes it clear that he has no desire to join politics.
''Bhaiyya rajniti se tauba. Aajkal ki rajniti to sabko pata hain. Mujhe kahin nahi jana. Main actor hoon aur usi mein khush hoon (Brother, everybody knows about today's politics. I am an actor and am happy to be one. I do not not wish to go anywhere else).''
Asked why he loves to do only action films, Sunny shot back, ''Why does Sahrukh Khan love to do romantic films?'' He, however, goes on to add that he loves doing such films. ''I am very selective about the films I do and they should suit me.'' Sunny, who tried his hands at direction with Dillagi , however, wants to call it a day as far as another directorial venture is concerned.... at least for the time being.
Meanwhile, his home production 'Deodhar Gandhi' is scheduled for release soon, while his cousin Ahaysinh Deol is all set to make his acting debut.