Rajkumar Santoshi has put his partition film Jis Lahore Nahin Dekhia Woh Jamia Hi Nahin with Sanjay Dutt on hold and moving ahead with an action movie with his favourite actor Sunny Deol.
Santoshi and Sunny are teaming up after 13 years.
"Yes, Sunny and I are working together after so many years. He still packs the same punch," Santoshi, whose last film with Sunny was Ghatak in 1996, told IANS
Ask Santoshi about the rough patch that Sunny's career is going through, and the director jumps to his old favourite's defence.
"It's unfortunate that some of Sunny's recent films haven't worked. That doesn't mean Sunny didn't work. He's still our best action hero. And we'll prove it. We gave a new definition to action cinema in Ghayal. Again we hope to do the kind of action that audiences haven't seen before.
"Sunny doesn't need to flash six packs to be an action hero. One look from him is enough to defeat an army of enemies," he said.
Talking about Jis Lahore Nahin Dekhia Woh Jamia Hi Nahin, he said: "I'd love to work with Sanjay Dutt. But the historical requires a whole lot more research and a huge budget which we can't afford at this time.
"I'm at the moment making the film with Sunny Deol. It is written by me and Sridhar Ragahavan and I will produce it as well.
"The director is right now readying for the release of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani, which is scheduled to hit the screens on November 6.