It is star kids season this year, the latest scion, Karan Deol, of the illustrious Deol clan, is waiting in the wings for his debut. As many other star-kid hopefuls before him, Karan learnt the introductory ropes as an assistant director to Sangeeth Sivan for Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. This proved to be a close bonding experience for father and son, who is weighing up the options for his upcoming debut.
After false rumours of being signed to a Yashraj Films contract, father Sunny Deol sets the record straight. “My son is going to be launched in a year or year and a half. I am looking for a good story for him. No doubt, he will be launched in a big way like me, my brothers Bobby and Abhay were introduced, and so many new directors were launched through our production house,” explains Deol.
Known as a triple threat with his acting, rapping, and writing, Karan Deol impressed his father with these talents during the making of the film. “This film has given me two precious moments of my life which I will cherish forever. First, when my son came to give the clap for the mahurat shot. And then when he wrote a song for me which he rapped on my birthday while we were shooting in London,” says Sunny has been cautious with Karan’s debut, and encouraged him to become knowledgeable about the Bollywood industry through his behind-the-scenes work Clearly a sensitive and creative youngster, Karan brought many proud moments for his father especially on Sunny’s birthday. “That was such a beautiful song dedicated to me that everybody had tears in their eyes, my dad, my brother and everybody on the set got emotional listening to the song,” says his delighted father.
Whether Karan raises his “dhai kilo ki haath” or picks up the mic, he’ll surely give the other entering star kids some competition.