Sunny Deol started his acting career in 1983 with Betaab. Having spent over 30 years in Bollywood, the actor feels that the music of the decades gone by was far more pleasing. “In the earlier eras, the melody and the lyrics of the songs were simple and straight. One could easily hum them and understand them,” he says.
In a bid to revisit that music, starting today, the 59-year-old will be heard on the newly launched radio station, Radio Nasha 91.9 FM, as a special guest, for an entire week. “I’m very happy that this radio station is dedicated to the songs of the ’70s, ’80s and the ’90s. These eras, according to me, were not only the golden eras for films, but also for film music,” says Sunny.
Even though Sunny is better known as an action star in Bollywood, he says he’s a “musical person” at heart. “In fact, I wish I could play an instrument, or even sing well, for that matter. Music helps you express yourself and brings out several emotions in you. I listen to different kinds of music all the time. But, somehow, I haven’t been able to get the hang of Hindustani classical music, ghazals, or heavy metal,” says the actor.
Ask him about his favourite Bollywood songs, and the actor says that ‘Yaara o yaara’ from Jeet (1996) and ‘Main nikla gaddi leke’ from Gadar - Ek Prem Katha (2001) top his list. “The track from Jeet became very famous because of my dance moves (laughs). I had decided to freak out in that song,” says Sunny.