Actor-producer Sunny Deol, who had directed Dillagi, says his son Karan Deol will be launched in a year’s time and that he might go behind the camera to direct him.
Sunny and his brother Bobby were launched by their father, actor Dharmendra, with Betaab and Barsaat, respectively. Both the
Sunny Deol with son Karan (right)
films were made under their banner Vijayta Films. Later, the He Man of the 1960s launched his nephew Abhay too, with Socha Na Tha.
“I might direct my son as well... not now at least,” says Sunny, who is currently busy promoting the Deols’ home production, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, in which his son has worked as an assistant director. “We will launch him like I was launched, and my brother was launched. I am basically giving him space because at the end of the day, it is his journey. Parents can only be there to put you there, but after that, it’s an individual journey,” he adds.
Ask him when does he plans to launch Karan, 21, and Sunny says, “May be in a year’s time. I would want him to grasp as much knowledge as possible.” After Dillagi, starring him along with his brother Bobby and actor Urmila Matondkar, the 56-year-old stayed away from direction, but has definite plans to wield the megaphone in the near future. “Of late, I have not been doing too many films. I have realised that it’s very important to be seen around. Definitely, I want to do loads of films, so that my fans can see me often. I am here only because of them,” he says.
“I’ll act for next couple of years. I want to take it a little easy and then I want to get into direction,” he adds.