Preity Zinta returns to tinseltown with her long-in-the-making film opposite Sunny Deol
Preity Zinta will be back on the silver screen with her long-delayed project, 'Bhaiyyaji Superhit', which has Sunny Deol as her co-star. The action comedy which was put on the backburner for the past few years, is being revived with a shooting schedule slated for next month in Benares.
Preity Zinta and Sunny Deol
Says the film’s director Neeraj Pathak, “Preity has confirmed that she will start shooting for the film from April 15. She is slated to be back around April 7 ahead of the Indian Premier League matches that kick off on April 9.”
This will be the first time the actress will come to India post her hush hush wedding to US-based financial analyst Gene Goodenough in Los Angeles last month. (Read more)
Adds Pathak, “It will be a 40-day schedule in Benares. We will wrap up the film in this schedule.” Bhaiyyaji Superhit was announced in 2011 and after a shoot schedule in Rajasthan in 2013, it was riddled with production and monetary issues. This forced the project to be in cold storage.
Pathak further says, “Things have been sorted out. We now have a new producer, Chirag Dhariwal, on board. We will wrap up the shoot and release the film later this year.”
Sunny Deol’s spokesperson says, “The actor will start shooting for the film from April 15.”
The film also stars Arshad Warsi, Ameesha Patel, Shreyas Talpade. There was buzz in July 2015 that that the film is being revived, but things did not take off then.
Neeraj adds, “We have already shot 50 per cent of the film earlier. I have got the dates of the entire cast who are excited about working on it again.”
The first look of Sunny Deol from Bhaiyyaji Superhit that was released in 2012 courted controversy as it was said to be inspired by Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s photoshoot.
Preity was last seen in her production, 'Ishkq in Paris' (2013) besides a cameo in 'Happy Ending' (2014).