It was hard getting a producer for `Yamla Pagla Deewana`:Sunny

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010, 11:38 AM IST

Mumbai: Actor Sunny Deol says he faced tough time in getting a producer for his film `Yamla Pagla Deewana` because the film fraternity felt a project starring him with brother Bobby Deol and father Dharmendra was not a profitable venture.

"I was determined to go ahead as my father deserved a great film in his 50th year in the industry and I did not care if the fraternity did not think so," Sunny told reporters.

The actor said both he and director Samir Karnik decided to go ahead and later Nitin Manmohan joined as producer of the film.

Sunny recalled that the scripting took over one and half years.

"The initial idea I had was about a film starring Bobby and me. As we worked on the script with Samir and the writers, the possibility of a father-son story emerged and again the script was re-worked. We were looking for a script for three of us and did not want to do the same kind of genre we did on `Apne`. We wanted to do a light comedy and hence the project started rolling," he added.

Sunny also said that another film project starring the father and sons directed by Sangeet Sivan was shelved at the last minute as a big banner backed out.

"Corporates have changed the scenario of filmmaking. They don`t take into account the actors capacity and his past worth. They focus on whether he sells on a Friday. I was looking for partners to produce the film. But, the producer backed out when we were about to go on floors," he said.

However, Sunny said with `Yamla Pagla Deewana` promos generating positive feedback, he is confident that his Fridays are going to be good. "I feel times are going to get better. If my Friday is good then my year will go good after this film," he said. `Yamla Pagla Deewana` releases on January 14.

PTI