Like father, like son

Published: 26 October, 2011 08:29 IST | Shaheen Parkar |

28 years since Sunny Deol debuted in 'Betaab', son Rocky might enter Bollywood with its sequel

28 years since Sunny Deol debuted in 'Betaab', son Rocky might enter Bollywood with its sequel

Buzz is that Sunny Deol is planning to launch his son Karan, better known as Rocky, in Bollywood with Betaab 2. Over 28 years ago, Sunny had taken his first step in filmdom with Rahul Rawail's Betaab with Amrita Singh as his co-star.

Says a source, "Sunny is keen to consolidate their home banner under which he wants to launch Rocky. Though still in the early stages, a lot of ideas have been tossed around. Sunny is contemplating a sequel to introduce his son to B-Town."

The actor has been known to keep his family away from the media glare. Adds the source, "Sunny is keen to complete his pending assignments and wait for the right moment to launch his offspring."

Last year, Sunny had confessed that both his sons Rocky, 20, and the younger, Rajvir, 16 were interested in doing films.

Though he had maintained that it was too early and that they had to prepare themselves for it. Rocky had even enrolled in an acting school run by Rawail, who Sunny considers his close friend and mentor.
It was Rawail's 1985 flick Arjun that made Sunny an action star. Dharmendra had asked Rawail to launch Sunny. And, as a first step, Sunny's son Karan had enrolled in his acting school.

The original
Betaab released on August 5, 1983 and was directed by Rahul Rawail. The film featured Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh as two youngsters who fall in love despite the class difference between their families.

The film was a box-office success and its songs Jab Hum Jawan Honge, Tumne Dee Awaaz and Badal Yun Garajta Hai were chartbusters.

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