Sunny Deol is amused with all top Bollywood superstars busy remaking South films, especially the action entertainers, and in the process not quite valuing the importance of ‘desi mukka’. He also firmly believes that the power of some real action is felt only when there is some raw and real instead of men or machines flying all around in the air.
“There is this new trend that has picked up off late with every actor worth his salt remaking a film from down South”, comments a close associate, “Sunny has no intent of doing that. So while Salman Khan has picked up Ready, Bodyguard and Kick, Ajay would be soon seen in Singham and Akshay Kumar too would begin work on Rowdy Rathore, all these films being remakes, Sunny believes that there is a different sensibility required for the films that he makes.”
This means that since Sunny caters mainly to the heartland of India, his Ghayal Returns would be raw and ‘desi’ and would boast of action that one associates with his cinema. So while ‘dhai kilo ka haath’ would take precedence over anything else, he won’t be indulging into any gimmickry which is usually associated with larger than life action
Says Ashwini Chaudhary, the man entrusted to direct Ghayal Returns, “Except for Dabangg which was as ‘desi’ as it gets, most of the action flicks these days are South remakes. I am not saying they are bad; in fact the promo of Singham looks fantastic to me. It’s just that sensibility of Ghayal Returns would be different from the rest.
Sunny wants drama and action to go together while staying away from gimmickry.”
Even though this action drama from Sunny would be as ‘desi’ as it gets, the makers are roping in foreign technicians to do the job.
“It will be a mix of both actually”, Ashwini adds, “We would have action masters from India but then there would be a substantial crew made of people from across the globe as well. Technically, we want action to carry certain finesse even though the spirit would be entirely Indian and most importantly believable.”
“We are already into storyboarding the entire action and rest assured it is turning out to be huge, raw, intense and real. This also means that you won’t see people flying around; they would be dead buried with a single ‘mukka'”, the director smiles before signing off.