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Sunny Deol says many have dismissed Gadar 2 as ‘old cinema’ helmed by an ‘old director’: ‘Who will watch it?’ | Bollywood News

The latest episode of The great Indian Kapil show featured Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol as guests. During their interaction, Sunny became emotional as he shared the struggles the Deol family faced in their attempt to make a comeback into films after years of effort. He revealed how many people doubted the success of Gadar 2 and dismissed it as ‘old cinema’.

Reflecting on their efforts to revive their careers in the film industry, Sunny said, “It has been many years since many things have happened. We worked on several fronts and did our utmost. It’s not that we didn’t try. I was involved in different things, Bobby tried it too and Dad did it too. But with the marriage of my son and the arrival of a daughter in our house, the atmosphere suddenly changed completely.”

Discussing the success of their films in 2023, Sunny Deol expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming love and support they received from the audience. He talked about the unexpected success of Gadar 2 and Animal and acknowledged the role of the audience in defying skepticism in the industry.

He said: “Dad has been in the film industry since the 1960s. Since then we have been in the spotlight and seen many things, each arriving and departing in its own time. But the way things are happening this time and the kind of love we are getting from the audience, people always loved us, daddy is getting so much love and that’s why I, Bobby, we are all receiving so much love. But we couldn’t understand why things weren’t falling into place. After my daughter-in-law came, Gadar 2 was released, before that Papa’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani was released. When Gadar 2 came out, I couldn’t understand what was happening because from inside I was laughing and crying at the same time. It was incredible. From where did God reveal himself? Afterwards, Animal was released. All records were broken. All this is the result of your love.”

Explaining that they could not get substantial roles from the industry, he said: “We could not get films from the industry that generated enough capital. I remember when I did Gadar 2, people said, ‘It’s old cinema, even the director is old. Who’s going to watch it?’ But you guys have proven that you want to watch it.”

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In 2023, the Deols enjoyed remarkable success. Dharmendra’s collaboration with Shabana Azmi in Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani received critical acclaim. Later, Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2 created history as the fifth highest-grossing Indian film of the year. Sunny has tried to make a comeback in films in the past with various films, but nothing resonated with the audience.

Likewise, Bobby Deol‘s performance as antagonist Abrar in Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal was positively received and created numerous viral moments. Bobby had played impressive roles in the past in projects like Class of 83 and Aashram, but nothing came close to the success of Animal.

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First uploaded on: 05-05-2024 11:56 IST