When Sunny Explained Why Wife Keeps Low Profile: ‘Neither My Father Nor I…’

Sunny Deol, who turned one more year on Tuesday, has had his share of success in Bollywood. After making his acting debut with Betaab in 1983, Sunny has appeared in several successful films, including Ghayal, Border, and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. However, his wife Pooja Deol has chosen a life away from the limelight, as her mother Prakash Kaur.

He once asked the Darr actor if the women in the Deol family were kept out of the limelight, making it clear that it was their own choice.

“Neither my mother nor my wife was forced to stay away from the limelight. My wife is her own person. She has always had the liberty to make her own decisions. To not make public appearances is her own call. Like I said, neither my father (Dharmendra) nor I have forced the women in our family to follow our rules,” he said in a 2013 interview with the Deccan Chronicle.

Although Pooja, Prakash, and even Sunny’s sisters Vijeta Deol and Ajeita Deol chose to live away from the spotlight, Dharmendra’s second wife, Hema Malini, decided to pursue her career in the film industry after getting married. The couple’s eldest daughter, Esha Deol, is also an actress.

Meanwhile, Sunny has been busy with his political career for the past few years. The actor is a deputy elected by the Gurdaspur constituency.

Sunny will return to Bollywood with the upcoming film Apne 2, in which he reunites with Dharmendra and Bobby Deol. The family franchise will also play Sunny’s son, Karan Deol. The film was originally scheduled to premiere on Diwali in 2021 but has now been postponed.

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