Sunny Deol has become one of the most sought-after performers in the Hindi film industry as a result of the historic success of ‘Gadar 2’. After delivering a massive hit at the age of 65, Sunny Deol is being exceedingly cautious about the projects he signs on for next, according to sources. While it is well known that the action hero has raised his charges, the entire truth is that the price increase is also accompanied by a quality check of scripts by Sr. Deol and his team.
Sunny has been in talks with some of the greatest directors in Hindi cinema over the last few weeks about many projects in the post- ‘Gadar 2’ scenario.
“Sunny is in the advanced stages of discussion for a feature film with Rajkumar Santoshi, with whom he has previously worked on Ghayal, Ghatak, and Damini to name some. Once things are in place, the yet untitled film will be produced by Aamir Khan under his banner, Aamir Khan Productions,” said a source close to the situation, adding that more discussions and paperwork will take place once Sunny returns from his vacation to the United States next week.
The Rajkumar Santoshi film is the frontrunner to be the first Sunny Deol film to enter production following the unprecedented success of ‘Gadar 2’. “Sunny has also done a meeting with Abbas Mustan on an action thriller. He has heard an idea, but is yet to get a full narration of the script from the senior director duo, known for classics like Baazigar, Soldier, Khiladi, and Race Franchise among others,” the source added.
Things are moving in the right direction for the JP Dutta franchise, ‘Border’ as well, and an announcement for the same is around the corner. “However, Border is being planned as the biggest War film of Indian Cinema and hence, it is still some time before taking it on floors. Once on paper, it would take at least a year’s prep to take the film on floors. Sunny has shown all the excitement to feature in Border 2, but, has been discussing his financials with the stakeholders. He will sign the dotted lines on getting the deserving remuneration/share to carry the franchise forward,” the source informed.
Finally, Anil Sharma, the director of ‘Gadar 2’, is in talks with Sunny Deol for the ‘Apne’ Sequel, with plans to begin production next year.
“Apne 2 has been in the writing stage for a while now. The entire Deol family is on board the project and the family drama will go on floors last next year with a start-to-finish marathon schedule,” the insider revealed, adding that Sunny will decide on his cast after returning from the United States. There are also claims that Sunny has been offered a project by YRF and Rohit Shetty, although we have yet to receive confirmation from any source.
Meanwhile, Sunny's next film for the big screen is ‘Baap’, in which he stars opposite Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, and Mithun Chakraborty. He also appears in the remake of Joseph, portraying a cop.