Bollywood’s legendary actor Dharmendra, and his grandsons Karan and Rajveer, along with son Bobby showered birthday blessings on Sunny Deol as he turned 66 on Thursday.
Actor Rajveer Deol, who is making his Bollywood debut along with actress Paloma in their forthcoming film ‘Dono’, revealed how Sunny Deol and Dharmendra’s presence gave him confidence. Rajveer revealed that his father Sunny Deol, who is basking in the success of his latest movie ‘Gadar 2’, gave the clap for his first shot in ‘Dono’.
Apart from Rajveer and Paloma, ‘Dono’ also marks the debut of director Avnish Barjatya, who is famous film maker Sooraj Barjatya’s son. Paloma Thakeria is the daughter of Poonam Dhillon. The young guns shared how their respective families visited the sets during the film’s shooting, often on the most challenging of days and became the ultimate support system.
Talking about Sunny Deol’s presence on the set, Rajveer said: “Papa was on set with the family on the first day of the shoot. In fact, what made my first day on Dono’s set so special was the fact that he gave the clap for my very first shot. That will be my most cherished memory from this film”.
“Bade Papa (Rajveer’s grandfather Dharmendra) also visited the set, and he came on a day when I was very nervous. I was shooting my most difficult scene that comes just before the interval, and he gave me a surprise when he walked in on the set unannounced. Bade Papa’s presence gave me great confidence.”
Sharing his experience during the filming of the movie and the support he got from Sooraj Barjatya, Avnish said, “Just dad being there was a great source of strength for everyone, especially for me. Especially during stressful shoots, his reassuring presence meant the world to us. His advice on the smallest of things can make the biggest difference. He’s also the greatest person to bounce ideas off. I was so lucky to have him there as a pillar of support throughout the shooting of the film.”
‘Dono’, made under the banner of Rajshri Productions in association with Jio Studios, is produced by Kamal Kumar Barjatya, late Rajkumar Barjatya and Ajit Kumar Barjatya. The film is set to hit the theatres on October 5 this year.