Action-hero Sunny goes for funny bone

New Delhi, Feb 5 (Calcutta Tube) No fights, no melodrama. Macho man Sunny Deol is set to make people laugh. And he will do it with ‘Yamla, Pagla, Deewana’, also starring his dad Dharmendra and brother Bobby.

‘It’s more on the lighter side and we love the script. In fact, we loved the script extremely; so we wanted to do it straightaway. It’s one of those hilarious films which people will love,’ Sunny told IANS in an interview here.

After ‘Apne’, he was supposed to do ‘Cheers – Celebrate Life’ first, but he has pushed the project to a later date.

‘ ‘Cheers’ will go a little later. We’ve still not started that yet because there is ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’. That’s the film which we are starting in another 10-15 days with dad, Bob and me.’ Sunny said.

‘It’s a great subject and as the title says it’s absolutely opposite to what ‘Apne’ was.’

Sunny is also contemplating new banner names to present the film, which will be directed by Samir Karnik.

‘At the moment we are working on a couple of banners, but mostly it will be Vijeta Films (home banner),’ said the actor. He was in the capital to launch the third gym under the health club chain Club Fitline. He is the brand ambassador and is also on the board of directors of the chain.

‘We are going to finish ‘Yamla…’ by May and it will come out this year itself. It’s a kind of breather which we all are doing, thinking ‘let’s do it right now’,’ he said.

Though the movie title seems to have been inspired from the popular song ‘Main jatt yamla pagla deewana’, which was picturised on his father in the 1975 movie ‘Pratiggya’, Sunny hasn’t ‘thought about using’ it in the new film.

And the female lead for the movie hasn’t been finalised yet.

‘Nothing has been decided at the moment, but a couple of them have been looked at and they will be finalised in a week’s time,’ said the actor, who was seen in just two films in the last two years ‘Heroes’ (2008) and ‘Fox’ (2009).

Asked about his impending second directorial venture, ‘The Man’, with Shilpa Shetty, he said: ‘That has got a little technical hedge and we’re trying to sort it out.

‘Hopefully, we’ll be putting it on the floor and completing it once we’re finished with the story. It’s got a very good momentum of the script right now. We’ll launch it this year.’

And what about the untitled Bhusan Kumar venture with Kangana Ranaut?

‘We had started it earlier and were supposed to begin shooting, but because the industry has been in (recession), there has been a little rectification. We’re now starting it somewhere in June-July,’ he said.

The actor-turned-filmmaker, who wielded the megaphone for ‘Dillagi’, is also not sure about his future directorial ventures.

‘At the moment I am only looking at ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’. We are just working on that and then I am doing my other films,’ he said.

Sunny also has another project, ‘Right Yaa Wrong’, releasing this year.

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