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Sunny Deol next to host show on TV

Television bug has caught action star Sunny Deol too, who is set to make his telly debut as a judge on Zee TV’s upcoming stunt-based show, Jaanbaaz. Read on for more.

tv Updated: Apr 11, 2011 11:09 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah

Small screen is busy luring Bollywood stars — Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta and many more.



The latest actor to join the bandwagon is actor Sunny Deol, who is set to make his telly debut as a judge on Zee TV’s upcoming stunt-based show,

Jaanbaaz

. After 28 years in the film industry, the 54-year-old actor is visibly excited about his new innings. He says, “I am looking forward to my stint on TV. The show is about daring stuntmen who put their life at risk for their profession. It will be a thrilling show.”



He further adds, “These days visibility is important for any actor and one needs to be everywhere. And to be honest, I don’t think TV is any less than movies today.”



On being asked if his 1990 superhit movie

Ghayal

is having a sequel, Sunny says, “

Ghayal

is the movie with which I turned producer, so this time also I am trying to tread the same path by making the sequel under my home banner, Vijeta Films. We are working on the script at the moment. In Hollywood, you have

Rocky

Series and

Rambo

series, so why not here? Sequels like these take the story ahead and people enjoy them. I want the sequel to be a notch higher than

Ghayal

.” Interestingly, Sunny is also quite pepped up about the sequel to

Yamla Pagla Deewana

.



The actor’s upcoming project includes

Mohalla Assi

, in which he plays a Sanskrit teacher and

Happy New Year

, in which he stars opposite a much younger Kangna Ranaut.



So, was there any apprehension working with a younger actor? Sunny says, “It was great working with her. When we are working we are playing a particular character and it is just professional... age doesn’t matter.”