Bollywood is a complete world in itself. People make new friends and who become families in the industry. But sometimes, there happen to be a negative feeling that stays for so long that the two stars even refuse to talk. Shahrukh Khan and Sunny Deol, two top guns of Bollywood, have not been on talking terms with each other for the past 16 years.
The two starred together in a superhit movie called Darr by Yash Chopra. Sunny Deol played the role of a commando who is the husband of Juhi Chawla, the love interest of Shahrukh Khan. The king of romance played villain in the movie. The movie did great on box office and Shahrukh’s performance is considered to be one of the greatest in the movie. However, Sunny Deol and Shahrukh Khan went without talking for 16 years and we finally have an answer.
Sunny had an interview with India Today where he told the main reason. He said, “I was doing a scene in the film where Shah Rukh stabs me. I had a heated discussion with Yash Chopra regarding that scene. I tried explaining that I am a commando officer in the film, my character is an expert, I am very fit, then how can this boy (Shah Rukh’s character in the film) beat me easily. He can beat me if I can’t see him. If he can stab me while I am looking at him, then I won’t be called a commando.”
He added, “Since Yash ji was old, I respected him and couldn’t say anything. I put my hands inside my pocket as I was very angry. Soon, out of anger, I didn’t even realise that I had ripped my pants with my hands.” He was asked as to why he didn’t speak to SRK for 16 years, to which he replied, “It’s not that I didn’t talk but I just cut myself off and I anyway don’t socialise much. So we never met, toh baat karne ki baat he nahi hai.”
In an earlier interview, he had stated that he didn’t like the fact that SRK’s negative role was glorified in the movie. “At the end of the day, people loved me in the film. They loved Shah Rukh Khan as well. My only issue with the film was that I did not know they would glorify the villain. I always work in films with an open heart and believe the person. I believe in working with trust. Unfortunately, we have many actors and stars who don’t function in this manner. Maybe that’s the way they want to get their stardom,” said Deol.