Shah Rukh Khan hands over Damini rights to Sunny Deol


Shah Rukh Khan & Sunny Deol
Shah Rukh Khan & Sunny Deol

If reports are to be believed, action star Sunny Deol is keen on remaking one of his most successful films Damini (1993) with his son Karan Deol. However, he could not proceed with the project as the rights of the cult film belonged to Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.

However, if fresh reports are anything to go by, Khan has gracefully handed over the rights of the film to Deol, despite rumours of a much-talked-about cold-war between the two actor since they last worked together in Yash Chopra’s blockbuster outing Darr in 1993.

Talking to a publication, Deol had earlier revealed that the duo was not on speaking terms with each other for the past 16 years. “I was doing a scene in the film (Darr) 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 beat me easily? He can beat me if I cannot see him. If he can stab me while I am looking at him, then I won’t be called a commando,” the actor had said.

He went on to add, “Since Yash ji was old, I respected him and could not say anything. I put my hands inside my pocket as I was very angry. Soon, out of anger, I did not even realise that I had ripped my pants with my hands.”

Sunny Deol recently launched his son Karan Deol with his directorial Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (2019). The film was panned by critics and audiences alike. It turned out to be a total washout at the ticket window.