Sunny Deol has been facing rough weather at the box office for the past few years. Every attempt to make a comeback with or without his father, the legendary Dharmendra and brother Bobby Deol for company, has fallen flat. As recently as last week, Sunny Deol had a massive flop in Mohalla Assi where he attempted to do something different by playing a staunch Hindu pundit.
Now, in his release this week Bhaiaji Superhittt, Deol is cast as a gangster in Uttar Pradesh who wants to be a Bollywood actor. The director Neeraj Pathak, who has earlier worked with Deol in Right Yaaa Wrong (which also starred Irrfan), says he shares an outstanding rapport with Deol. “Sunnyji will be seen in a never -seen avatar in this movie. I always love working with him as I feel at home whenever I am shooting with him. He is a man of few words. But I can read his silences. We share a great bond we trust each other. He believes in me and that inspires me to give my best. Sunnyji plays a don from UP named Bhaiyaji who is married to a Don’s daughter Sapna Dubey. That’s Preity Zinta. She is an angry shakki (suspicious) wife who makes life hell for Bhaiyaji. She leaves him. To get her back he makes a movie on their life. Bollywood meets Gangsterism.”
Preity Zinta is all set to make a comeback with old co-star Sunny Deol. According to the director Neeraj Pathak, Preity plays a ferocious character with a UP accent to kill for. And she has pulled it off with aplomb.
Says Neeraj, “Preity plays an Uttar Pradesh wali. She plays a gangster’s daughter. She’s no-nonsense UP gangster and Sunny deol’s wife. Preity’s interpretation of the firebrand wife’s character is bang-on. She will not be judged as an urbane haute-couture diva after Bhaiaji Superhittt.”