His last release, Singh Saab The Great (2013), didn’t do well at the box office. But Sunny Deol has better hopes from the project he is currently working on — the sequel to his 1990 hit, Ghayal. “The sequel is being made after 25 years. Sometimes, it feels a bit odd, as a lot of time has passed since the original released. But the good thing is that it’s still fresh in our minds,” says the actor, who is also producing and directing the new instalment.
Action was an integral part of Ghayal, but 25 years have seen a sea change in the way action sequences are shown in films today. However, Sunny says that he is not bothered about that. “My film is beyond current action films. No good action films are being made today. I have already done the kind of action sequences that actors do in today’s films. The most important thing is to have a good story,” says the 58-year-old.
The sequel will also see a cameo by Meenakshi Sheshadri, who was also part of the original. Since the actress has not been doing films for the past several years, was it difficult to convince her to face the camera again? “We didn’t really have to convince her. Once you are an actor, you always remain one. Sunil Saini, the co-producer of the film, spoke to her and she agreed. Meeting her will be like a reunion, as we haven’t met in the longest time,” says Sunny.
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