Remakes, according to Sunny Deol, don’t succeed in Bollywood because they lack the “spirit” of the original: “They end up being messy”

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With a few exceptions over the course of his four-decade career, Sunny Deol has mainly avoided participating in remakes. He has seen plenty of sequels, including the upcoming Apne 2 and Gadar 2, as well as Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and Nigaahein 2. But he has avoided remakes, with the exception of a few movies like Champion. Sunny recently stated his broad distaste for the idea in an interview.

With Betaab, Sunny made his acting debut in 1983. Since then, he has been in many popular movies, including Arjun, Ghayal, Border, and Gadar. In a recent interview, he acknowledged that he seeks “original and new” content, which remakes do not provide.

Sunny added, “I always look for something unusual,” when speaking with Pinkvilla. For example, I’m tired of producing remakes. Probably one or two of those I completed. However, I like something new better. Let’s investigate and see what emerges. Because the (original) film had a spirit, most of the time when we do remakes, they end up being messy. We apparently failed to notice that.

The actor continued, “When I started in the 80s, I was fortunate to obtain diverse and fresh pictures.” “When I first entered the industry, performers like my father (Dharmendra), Amit ji (Amitabh Bachchan), and Shatru ji (Shatrughan Sinha) were around. The genre of cinema was distinct. And I arrived with Betaab, Arjun, and Yateem, all of whom were unique. I was fortunate that the filmmakers and writers were watching what I was doing since I was having fun. It sort of pushed forward when they discovered me and I found them,” he said.

Sunny, who portrays a cop, will soon be featured in Chup: Revenge of the Artist. An homage to Guru Dutt and his cult masterpiece Kaagaz Ke Phool, the R Balki movie also stars Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary. The date of release is slated for September 23.