Rishi was the hero of the film while Sunny only had an extended cameo of sort. However, Sunny played a lawyer and his dialogues like ‘Taareekh pe tareekh’ became iconic over the years. Rishi had played a protective husband and confessed that while on paper, his role sounded challenging to him, when he saw the film, he thought Sunny stole the show. In his memoir, titled ‘Khullam Khulla’, Kapoor had spoken about the film and he confessed that at that point, Sunny was a more bankable actor than him.
“Although I was supposed to be the hero of the film and Sunny had a guest appearance in it, in the end he walked away with the accolades and the applause,” wrote Rishi in his memoir further adding that, “Perhaps, Sunny was better than me, perhaps his role resonated more with the audience, but my character was more difficult to essay.” He also confessed that underplaying a character and still standing out is a tough act to pull off and his role was rather tough, more complex and difficult to execute.
Sunny had also won the national award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his role in ‘Damini’.