Sunny Deol reveals he didn’t speak to Shahrukh Khan for 16 years


Sunny Deol and Shahrukh Khan had been in a no talking terms for the last 16 years. Yash Chopra’s ‘Darr’ is the reason behind their tiff. The film was a 1993 blockbuster and it made Sunny and Shahrukh’s career but the film damaged their personal equations. Sunny got miffed that Yash Chopra glorified Shahrukh’s negative role but despite playing a commando, he was degraded.

He said, “At the end of the day, people loved me in the film. They loved Shah Rukh Khan as well. My only issue with the film was that I did not know they would glorify the villain. I always work in films with an open heart and believe the person. I believe working with trust. Unfortunately, we have many actors and stars who don’t function in this manner. Maybe that’s the way they want to get their stardom.”

Sunny had differences with director Yash Chopra as well. He had told Filmfare in an interview then, “I’ll never work with Yash Chopra again. He isn’t a man of his words. I don’t have good memories about him, he betrayed my faith in him.”

Now recently, in an interview with Rajat Sharma on IndiaTV, the actor-turned-politician recalled the incident and said, "I was doing a scene in the film where Shah Rukh stabs me. I had a heated discussion with Yash Chopra regarding that scene. I tried explaining that I am a commando officer in the film, my character is an expert, I am very fit, then how can this boy (Shah Rukh's character in the film) beat me easily. He can beat me if I can't see him. If he can stab me while I am looking at him, then I won't be called a commando."

He added, "Since Yash ji was old, I respected him and couldn't say anything. I put my hands inside my pocket as I was very angry. Soon, out of anger, I didn't even realise that I had ripped my pants with my hands." When asked why he didn’t speak to SRK for 16 years, to which he replied, "It's not that I didn't talk but I just cut myself off and I anyway don't socialise much. So we never met, toh baat karne ki baat he nahi hai."