After 28 years in the film industry, action hero Sunny Deol will make his television debut with Zee TV’s stunt-based show, Jaanbaaz. He will be a celebrity judge on the show along with stunt director Alan Amin. Jaanbaaz might replace the reality show Dance India Dance that will soon come to an end.
Sunny, who will shoot 33 episodes, says, “Jaanbaaz is about daring stuntmen who put their life at risk for their profession. Stuntmen are like soldiers.”
As of now the actor and the channel have approved the concept and the scripting of the show is on but the contract still needs to be signed. “We are working out the formalities and my dates for the show,” adds Sunny.
Commenting on his injuries, Sunny says his back problems started post Gadar (2001) in which he had lifted a hand-pump. He says, “I have had four surgeries since then. My back problem started due to all the stunts I did during those initial years in films. Thankfully, I have healed now. Those days we didn’t have ample safety equipments so we would just jump. In Betaab, I jumped from one roof to another and then to the ground and in another scene, I ran and jumped onto a jeep that was coming at the speed of 40 kms an hour. There were so many accidents. More than the pain, I was scared of dad (Dharmendra) coming to know about my injuries.”
Sunny promises that Jaanbaaz will be thrilling and emotional. “My only advice to the participants is to be careful while performing stunts.”