Recognize this lad from the recent fiasco Paathshaala? We wouldn’t blame you if you don’t. Former child artist, Sunny Singh, for whom this movie was supposed to be a launch vehicle as a solo lead, found that his character of Vicky barely had any screen time.
Sunny, who is remembered for his roles in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer English Babu Desi Mem and the popular tele-serial Dekh Bhai Dekh, was supposed to be the lead in Paathshaala (as promised by his childhood friend, producer Ahmed Khan) with Shahid Kapoor playing a guest role. However, he soon found his role reduced to a side-kick with Shahid having more screen time. Learning a lesson, he has now taken care to see that this bitter experience is not repeated. Sunny had earlier signed a 3-film deal with Ahmed Khan but has now decided to break the contract and instead do Priyadarshan’s next.
When asked about his reason behind this decision he said, “At this early stage in my career I only want to work with people who can take my career forward. I share a cordial relationship with Ahmed. Shooting for Paathshaala was a good experience. I learnt a lot. Ahmed has signed me for three films, but as of now, we aren’t doing any more projects together.” Ahmed on the other hand vehemently denied that any contract had ever been signed.
It is interesting to note that rumors regarding Sunny’s dissatisfaction with his role length had started doing the rounds prior to the release of the film itself. But at that point he had said, “I am extremely fond of Shahid Kapoor. He’s my idol, and I am super excited about sharing screen space with a star like him in my debut film.”