'Deols' don't like to sell themselves: Sunny
Mumbai: At a time when whatever a star does becomes a headline, Bollywood actor Sunny Deol says 'Deols' don't like to sell themselves and would rather be known for their work.
While many actors remain in limelight all the time, the Deol family keeps their personal life guarded.
"We like to have dignity and like to stick to what we are. We don't like to sell ourselves. Today people are not ashamed of revealing or talking about anything. May be that is the culture or trend of the society today but we will not do it ever," Sunny told PTI in an interview here.
"I should be known for my work and not how I promote myself and what I do. I don't want to be known for bad things in life ever. I should be known for my work. People should love me for my work. And if my work is not good they should kick me out," he said.
Sunny, 56, made his acting debut with 'Betaab' (1983) opposite Amrita Singh. His performance in films like 'Arjun' (1985), 'Ghayal' (1990) and 'Ghatak'(1996) gave him the action hero title.
The actor received national award twice for 'Ghayal' and 'Damini' and gave memorable performances in films like 'Darr', 'Border', 'Gadar', 'The Hero', 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' and others.
"I think I had a great journey. I have seen quite a lot of things in life. I would not like to change anything because every moment of my life has taught me something. The last few years had been tough, everybody has tough times," Sunny said.
"I would say one must just keep working hard and not lose faith. You don’t know when destiny is going to come your way, what opportunity comes your way," he said.
Sunny is going slow in his film career these days. His last release was 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' in 2011.
Ask him what kept him away from films, the actor says, "I was not getting good subjects that would excite me. Also my health was not good, that was also a reason. The subjects that I was offered did not suit me."