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Bollywood daddies the best for their star sons

Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, November 18, 2012
First Published: 14:12 IST(18/11/2012) | Last Updated: 14:18 IST(18/11/2012)

Sunny Deol wary about son’s first film, wonders if he will be as loved as other Deols

Sunny Deol has started grooming his elder son Karan for his Bollywood debut. The actor has roped him in as an assistant director (AD) to Sangeeth Sivan for the sequel of his film, Yamla Pagla Deewana. The action star will launch Karan next year, but worries whether his son will be able to strike a chord with the audience as successfully as the other Deols.

“Karan will make his acting debut next year. We have a couple of scripts in hand, but we are waiting for the right one. So it might take some time to decide,” says Sunny.

Knowing the dynamics of the industry and the intense competition, Sunny worries if Karan will manage to get as strong a foothold in the industry as the other Deols. “We really don’t know whether he will be accepted and loved by people as we are,” says Sunny, who is apparently a strict father.

An insider from the film crew reveals that the actor is not lenient when they are shooting. “Karan does everything that an AD would do. As he is being introduced to the concept of a film shoot, Sunny has made him start from the basics. He is just a clap boy in the unit,” says the source.

The Leicester schedule of the film will wrap up by the first week of December and they will shoot in Varanasi in January, 2013.

Convinced by Varun Dhawan’s successful debut earlier this year, director David is set to make a film with his son in the lead

Earlier this year, Varun Dhawan stole many a schoolgirl’s heart with his debut in filmmaker Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year (SOTY). The actor now seems to have gained his father, director David Dhawan’s confidence, as Dhawan Sr is planning to make a film for his son.

A source close to the Dhawans reveals that after seeing the box-office success of SOTY, David is thinking of making a film with Varun. “David is known for his comedy films, so he’s not sure of what to make with Varun in the lead,” says the source.

When David was asked about this news, he expressed his excitement about his son’s big debut. “Every father wants to see his son’s film do well, and people are talking about it. I will also make a movie with him, but not just now. Let me finish Chashme Baddoor (his take on the 1981 film) first. I must concentrate on that,” says David, adding, “I have not used any of the songs from the original film in it.”

The film, starring Ali Zafar and south actors Siddharth and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles, is the modern take on the original and is set to hit theatres in February.

Other AD-turned-actors
Hrithik Roshan
Ranbir Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor
Kayoze Irani

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