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Sunny Deol finally breaks silence on reconciliation with Shah Rukh Khan and Gadar 2 criticism; says, ‘Cinema doesn’t need critics!’

The rift between Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny Deol dates back to 1993 when Darr was released, and Sunny was reportedly not content with his role in the film

Sunny Deol finally breaks silence on reconciliation with Shah Rukh Khan and Gadar 2 criticism; says, ‘Cinema doesn’t need critics!’
Sunny Deol and Shah Rukh Khan

Last Updated: 02.18 PM, Dec 31, 2023


While the year 2023 belonged to the Bollywood OGs who bounced back to the big screens and made sure they ruled it, Sunny Deol re-emerged as a bankable superstar with Gadar 2. He was back at being the most relevant of all and his star power was evident. But one thing that Gadar 2 also managed to do was reconcile things between Shah Rukh Khan and Sunny. Yes, we are talking about the success bash where the two superstars were spotted posing for the paparazzi together giving their fans very happy news.

Sunny Deol has now decided to talk about the night and what led to the two stars burying the past and walking hand in hand. As per Hindustan Times, while talking about the same, the actor said, “It’s not that. Everybody has moved ahead in life. and mentally happy, and secure with what they have. When they were younger, they weren’t like that. Now everybody is happy and satisfied. Every one of us knows what wrong or right we did. Time is a healer. It’s best to leave it there. I was so happy that everyone turned up at my party.”

For the ones unaware, the rift between Sunny Deol and Shah Rukh Khan started in 1993 when they worked on the cult classic Darr. Sunny was not happy without his hero was projected against the glorified villain played by Shah Rukh Khan. Deol even approached director Yash Chopra but nothing really happened. The two stars continued to be on no-talking terms for 16 years.

In the same interview, Sunny Deol also called out movie critics saying Cinema doesn’t need them. “Critics are basically destructors of the industry, they aren’t bothered about it. Unko chalta hai. Power hai unke paas kuchh bhi karne ki. Cinema doesn’t need critics! Hum log koi thesis ke saath art jaisi film toh bana nahi rahe hain! Aur na hi unke paas itni study hai ki yeh camera lens hona chahiye, yeh passion aisa, lighting sahi nahi thi... that’s not what we are bringing out here.”

“We are bringing stories like the ones our mom would narrate to us as children. I laugh when I see people (criticising films) Main bolta hoon karne do, koi farak nahi padhta. I exist if people want me. If they don’t want me, I won’t exist. But nobody can put me down or make me. It’s work which makes or breaks you,” Sunny Deol added.


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