"It's an iconic film and I got emotional watching it. I got emotional throughout the film," Deol told reporters.
Praising the film, he said: "It's been 38 years for 'Sholay' and still it looks so fresh. I loved it and it's a new experience to watch it in 3D. The entire film looks good in totality."
The 3D version of "Sholay" will release Jan 3.