'Gadar 2' has turned out to be a massive success. Starring Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel and Utkarsh Sharma, the film has managed to earn more than Rs 500 crore. The stupendous success of the sequel has had a resounding impact within the industry. During an exclusive chat with IndiaToday.in, Rajveer Deol, youngest son of Sunny, mentioned that the family sometimes still cannot believe this.
Given that Rajveer is setting his foot into the industry with 'Dono,' which comes two months after 'Gadar 2,' we asked him if this was an added pressure on him. To this, Rajveer told IndiaToday.in, "They are two different movies. First, I am just so happy for him, and I am full of joy because I have seen him work so hard. It's been a dream. Sometimes we are all shocked by the result."
About the pressure, he mentioned, "There is pressure to live up to the legacy like that. But I try not to think about it too much."
Deol's are relevant for generations. Dharmendra just made headlines with 'Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,' Sunny with 'Gadar'. When asked if as a young generation, there is a need to stay relevant, he mentioned, "Funny thing is as a family, we don't promote ourselves too much. What they did with 'Gadar 2' is that they released 'Gadar 1' and that got us the buzz going. About staying relevant, my family doesn't talk about that much."
He elaborated, "They don't tell me to go out, stay relevant or create some controversy, to get the tide riding my way. They just say to focus on my work, my acting, because it is the characters that become timeless. His [my dad and grandfather's] characters are timeless. I find it funny when people think they know how cinema works. None of us know what people want. Six months before, everyone was scared to release movies and then we had 'Pathaan,' 'Gadar 2,' so I don't know what people wanted. But I will continue focusing on my work.'
'Dono,' also starring Paloma Dhillon, releases in theatres on October 5, 2023.ALSO READ | 'Gadar 2' box office collection Day 20: Sunny Deol's film continues its good run 2023-09-28T06:13:52Z dg43tfdfdgfd