Sunny Deol's image makeover attempt 'Mohalla Assi' lies in the cans
Sunny Deol's attempt to break his 'dhai kilo ka haath' image is in trouble. The star was greatly excited to essay the role of a dhoti-clad Sanskrit teacher in Mohalla Assi.
Though the film was shot earlier in the year, it has yet to see light of day.
Says a source, "The film is stuck in the post-production stage. There have been several issues including financial that that have bogged the project.
The names associated with it have not been able to reach a consensus about its fate. As a result it lies stuck in the cans."
Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the movie is based on the Hindi novel Kashi Ka Assi penned by Kashinath Singh and is about a mohalla in Varanasi on the banks of the river Ganga.
As the audience associates Sunny with his Punjabi drawl, the star had taken a keen interest to get the nuances of Sanskrit right for the dialogue.
On the sets, he had spent a lot of time reading and understanding the country's oldest language. His co-stars in Mohalla Assi include Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kissen and Saurabh Shukla.