Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and dad Dharmendra might be sharing a great camaraderie in the upcoming entertainer Yamla Pagla Deewana, but 54-year-old Sunny says in real life he’s really scared of his father. “The characters that we play in this film are not actually how we are in real life. We would never behave like this with our father in real life. I’m shit scared of him. If he is sitting in one room, I’ll run to the other. But when we are working, it’s a completely different thing altogether because we are those characters,” Sunny says.
He might be scared of Dharmendra, but that doesn’t mean he’s nervous about sharing screen space with him. “We all live together. So it suddenly doesn’t strike me that he is a big actor, so I’m comfortable working with him. If it was some other actor whom I didn’t know so well, I might be nervous,” says Sunny.
And even though he’s been in the industry for almost three decades, the actor still values his father’s inputs. “My dad’s inputs have never had anything to do with a story, it’s always been like don’t do a film which is rubbish just for the sake of it. Only do a film if you like it and are sure of it. So, that way, he has always been guiding us, but he wants us to learn from our own mistakes and I think that’s how it should be,” he said.