Karan Deol Shares He Was Bullied In School And Asked 'Are You Sure You're Sunny Deol's Son'

Jahnavi Patel , 31 Aug 2019
Karan Deol (Source: Instagram | @imkarandeol)
Karan Deol (Source: Instagram | @imkarandeol)

Being born in a film family, everyone thinks life’s going to be amazing for the kids. But that’s not the case always. There’s a side to it that is rarely spoken about. Karan Deol, who is going to make his Bollywood debut with Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, shares his story. Being Sunny Deol’s son was the reason for him getting bullied in school not only by students but also by teachers.

Karan Deol, in an interaction with Humans Of Bombay, recalled the first memory of school he has. “I was in 1st grade. We had a sports competition and I was taking part in a race. I was standing there when suddenly a few older boys surrounded me. One of them lifted me up, and in front of everyone, smacked me down. He then asked me, ‘Are you sure you’re Sunny Deol’s son? You can’t even fight back’. I was so embarrassed,” he said.

He also shared this one incident when he didn’t do well in an assignment. In the middle of the class, his teacher came up to him and said, ‘You’re only capable of writing your dad’s cheques, and nothing else.’

But through this all, his mother, Pooja Deol has been his constant support. Karan shares more about it in the post.

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“The first memory I have of school, was when I was in 1st grade. We had a sports competition and I was taking part in a race. I was standing there, when suddenly a few older boys surrounded me. One of them lifted me up, and in front of everyone, smacked me down. He then asked me, ‘Are you sure you’re Sunny Deol’s son? You can’t even fight back’. I was so embarrassed. It didn’t get any easier from there. Most kids would either judge me or make fun of me, and even the teachers were the same. Once when I didn’t do well in an assignment, in the middle of the class, a teacher came up to me and said, ‘You’re only capable of writing your dad’s cheques, and nothing else.’ My mom was my only support through all of this, she kept telling me, ‘They’re saying these things because that’s how they are as people, it says nothing about you.’ And that kept me going. It was tough but I had to stand up for myself, and answer back instead of giving up and backing down. I had to understand that no one else, but me had the right to decide my worth.  I think my turning point was when my school was hosting a talent competition, and I decided to take part. I realised that this was a chance to prove myself. I spent night after night, preparing a rap — because that’s the only thing I knew I was good at. On the day, I remember walking up on that stage, and there was a sea of people, with all eyes on me. But I took a deep breath, and performed my heart out. All the years of being bullied, of being ridiculed, of being identified as nothing else but ‘Sunny Deol’s son’, came out when I was up on that stage. The audience was cheering me on too — I felt so liberated; like I’d finally broken free from the shackles.  It took time, but that moment changed my life. I realised that sometimes, it doesn’t take people, and situations, to make your life better. It takes a strong belief in yourself, the power to see yourself for who you are, and not the way others want you to be. You’re not made to fit into moulds, you’re made to create your own identity — one that’s unlike anybody else’s.”

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For all the people who need to hear something motivating, here’s something for you. Like Karan said, “You’re not made to fit into moulds, you’re made to create your own identity — one that’s unlike anybody else’s.

Coming to his film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, it is also Sunny Deol’s directorial debut.  Also starring Sahher Bambba, the film will be releasing on 20th September 2019.

Wishing Karan and the entire team all the luck for their film!

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