Sunny Deol Pledged To Never Work With Shah Rukh Khan Again, Didn't Speak To Him For 16 Years
Ever since the teaser of Jawan was released, fans were reminded of the twenty-year-old tiff between Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Deol. Do you know the Gadar 2 actor had vowed to never work with SRK?
Cold war between Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Deol
Bad blood began on the sets of Darr!
In the film, Deol essayed the role of Sunil Malhotra, the protagonist, while Khan essayed the role of Rahul Mehra, the antagonist. After the release of the film, SRK who was a newcomer back then shot to fame overnight and overshadowed Deol who was the hero of the film.
This didn't go down well with him. He was unhappy with filmmaker Yash Chopra for giving more prominence to Khan's character.
"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."
Yash Chopra betrayed me: Sunny Deol
"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. I’ll never work with Yash Chopra again. He isn’t a man of his words. I don’t have good memories of him, he betrayed my faith in him."
It is said that Sunny was offered to choose between the two roles. He picked up the role of the hero himself. In fact, before SRK, the negative character was offered to many stars including Aamir Khan (who was unhappy with the climax), Sanjay Dutt (who couldn't do it because of jail term), Ajay Devgn (who was busy with other projects) and Sudesh Berry (who was rejected after screen test).
He ripped his jeans in anger!
Talking about the climax scene when Shah Rukh Khan stabs him, he said, "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."
Sunny Deol vowed to never work with Shah Rukh Khan again and didn't speak to him for 16 years.
"It’s not that I didn’t talk but I just cut myself off and I anyway don’t socialize much. So we never met, toh baat karne ki baat he nahi hai."
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He even took a dig at Shah Rukh Khan for dancing at weddings.
At the time when SRK was very vocal about dancing at weddings, Sunny Deol told a magazine, "Only mujrawallis dance at weddings, not actors. I think actors should maintain their dignity. Dancing at a friend’s wedding is okay, but getting paid to dance is cheap."
He added, "Next, you will ask me-isn’t prostitution better than borrowing money from the market? I don’t agree with this kind of logic."
People thought he was taking a dig at SRK.
Did SRK take a dig at Sunny Deol in Jawan teaser?
In the teaser of the much-hyped movie, SRK says, "Jab mai villain Banta hu toh mere saamne hero bhi nahi tikta".
While it's just a dialogue that has a different context, fans think this was a jibe at Sunny Deol.