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He’s done it before. Actor Sunny Deol is once again ready to play a Sikh in his upcoming film, Yamla, Pagla, Deewana.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2010 02:13 IST

He’s done it before. Actor Sunny Deol is once again ready to play a Sikh in his upcoming film, Yamla, Pagla, Deewana. He’s growing a beard for the role. “Our company Vijeta Films is starting Yamla, Pagla, Deewana starring my father (Dharmendra), (brother) Bobby and me. It is going on floors next month. The film is directed by Sameer Karnik. It is an out-and-out comedy,” said the actor.

With the film, Sunny plans to rejuvenate his Vijeta Films banner which is going slow because of the current economic downturn. “Big companies are keeping quiet. Investors are not coming out. But we’re trying to revive it. I am doing an action film for the banner with Neeraj Pathak’s Right Ya Wrong. It releases next month,” he said. There’s also Tanu Weds Manu with Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut, which is being directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru. “It is an interesting love story,” he said.

Sunny said his career had taken a backseat in the last few years because of his illness. “I suffered from a severe backache and was out of the country for nearly six months every year (in the last few years). I realise that over the period a lot of things have changed and there is so much that I have not done,” the 53-year-old actor said. The actor said for him and his family, movies are their only PR (public relations). “Now actors have to be seen and written about. We are unable to do that and never will,” he added.