"We have not started shooting with Sonakshi yet, but I would say it was great working with Saif Ali Khan and every director in India should work with Saif. Saif is an outstanding performer," said Dhulia whose directorial venture "Paan Singh Tomar" won the best film at the 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards.
Based in Uttar Pradesh, "Bullet Raja" is a gangster thriller.
"Saif is looking hardcore UP-ite in the film. He is gone completely under the character. He will surprise everyone with his look," said Dhuila.
Sonakshi will join the cast and crew in February.