'Lahore: 1947 with Sunny Deol will be bigger than Ghayal, Ghatak & Damini,' says Rajkumar Santoshi
Lahore: 1947 is said to be a partition drama, which will go on floors on March 1 in Mumbai. Rajkumar Santoshi & Sunny Deol reunite after 26 years. Read detailed report
Sunny Deol and Rajkumar Santoshi have worked together on few of the most iconic films of Indian Cinema – Ghayal, Damini and Ghatak. Back in the 90s, the two were touted to one of the most successful and lethal actor – director duo, with demands from the producers to team up often. Since the release of Ghatak, the two tried to collaborate on multiple subjects, but things just didn't fall in place. After 26 years, Rajkumar Santoshi and Sunny Deol are all set to reunite on an epic partition drama titled Lahore: 1947.
Lahore: 1947 is a partition drama
Rajkumar Santoshi, who is presently gearing up for the release of Gandhi Godse, confirmed the development saying, "Yes, my immediate next film is called Lahore: 1947. It's set against the backdrop of partition with Sunny Deol in lead." The filmmaker is excited for the reunion and promises a hard-hitting film. "Sunny and I were trying to make a film for a long time but nothing worked out. But now, I am confident that this film will be bigger than Ghayal, Damini and Ghatak," he smiles.
Lahore: 1947 is present in the preproduction stage and is slated to go on floors on March 1 in Mumbai. "If everything goes as planned, we will take the film on floors from March 1 in Mumbai. We will be creating Lahore City in a studio. The set is a part of the story and a large chunk of film will be shot on this set. It's a very ambitious film," he sighs, quick to call it his dream project. "This is my dream. I have been planning to make it for the last 10 years and the things have finally fallen into place." The high octane partition drama will be wrapped up by the month of May. "I plan to wrap up Lahore: 1947 by May and then proceed to it's post production. I have also planned a comedy film on the lines of Andaaz Apna Apna, which is titled Ada Apni Apni. I want to roll it from November," he shares.