Actor-producer Sunny Deol, who had directed “Dillagi”, says his son Karan Deol will be launched in a year’s time and that he might go behind the camera to direct him.
Sunny and his brother Bobby were launched by their actor father Dharmendra with “Betaab” and “Barsaat”, respectively. Both the films were made under their banner Vijayta Films. Later the He Man of the 1960s launched his nephew Abhay too with “Socha Na Tha”.
“I might direct my son as well… not now at least,” said Sunny, who is currently busy promoting their home production “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2”, in which his son has worked as an assistant director.
Sunny wants to follow the family tradition and added: “We will launch him like I was launched, my brother was launched. I am basically giving him space because at the end of the day, it is his journey. Parents can only be there to put you there, but after that it’s an individual journey.”
Asked when he plans to launch Karan, 21, Sunny said: “May be in a year’s time. I would give him a year. I would want him to grasp as much knowledge as possible. To me, an actor has to be like a sponge.”
After the 1999 release “Dillagi”, starring him along with his brother Bobby and actress Urmila Matondkar, the 56-year-old stayed away from direction, but has definite plans to wield the megaphone in the near future.
Explaining his decision, Sunny said: “Of late, I have not been doing too many films. I have realised that it’s very important to be seen around. Definitely, I want to do loads of films so that my fans can see me often. I am here only because of them.
“At the moment, I will act for next couple of years. I want to take it a little easy and then I want to get into direction, but I will definitely direct,” he added.
Right now he his looking forward to the release of “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2”, a sequel to the 2011 hit comedy “Yamla Pagla Deewana”. Coming June 7, it also stars Dharmendra and Bobby, who were in the original too.
He also has “Singh Saab The Great” and “Mohalla Assi” in the pipeline.