There seems to be no end to Sunny Deol's troubles. He's back again in bed for a prolonged rest with his chronic back problem. And to compound his woes this time, stones were also detected in his kidney.
Director Samir Karnik, who's making a family film for and with the Deols entitled 'Yamla Pagla Deewana', is in a fix. Just when he needed to shoot a high-voltage action sequence with Sunny, the actor is laid up due to his chronic back problem thereby putting a question mark on the action sequence.
Now Karnik has no choice but to push back the action sequence indefinitely and proceed with the post-production of the film.
Informs Karnik: 'Everything except the action sequence is done. Now I'm going ahead with the post-production. I'll wait for Sunny to recover.'
That is easier said than done. Along with his back problem Sunny also has stones in his kidney and he has gone to the US to get them removed.
Says Karnik: 'But for his back problem there's no remedy except complete bedrest. So even after the stones are removed by injection in the US, Sunny is still bedridden until his back is completely healed.'
Even then, would Sunny be able to perform the stunts for Karnik's film?
Says Karnik: 'I'll wait. I've planned 'Ghayal' kind of stunts for Sunny with the 'Ghajini' action director Peter Heines. And if he is not up to it, I'll cancel the action sequence. But I'm told after bedrest Sunny's back will be as good as new.'
Sunny's back problem can easily be considered chronic as for many years he has been suffering from it.
On many occasions in his career recently Sunny has been laid off because of his back. This is his fourth enforced holiday due to his back. How long it lasts depends entirely on nature.
Incidentally Akshay Kumar, who is bonded in strange ways with Sunny Deol (they've a Raveena connection in the past, and a Dimple connection in the present), also has a chronic back problem which he recently solved with water-therapy treatment in Germany. Shah Rukh Khan too suffers from a bad back. Filmmaker Manmohan Desai apparently took his own life because of unbearable back pain.