|Think of Sunny Deol and the first thing that pops up in your mind is his dhai kilo ka haath. The actor, popular for his slam-bang onscreen image, is now playing the most unusual character of this career.
In director Chandraprakash Dwivedi's new offering Mohalla Assi, Deol plays the role of a dhoti-clad orthodox religious priest. The story is set in the post-independence India.
Talking about his role in the film, Sunny told a news agency: “The script of 'Mohalla Assi' is very different and interesting, especially the character I play is very unique- it’s not quite like anything I have played yet. You will see me in an entirely new avatar. It's true that I will be playing a pundit; therefore, I will be dressed in clothes that are typical for a pundit, with a 'choti' to complete the look.”
Dwivedi, who directed the critically acclaimed film Pinjar, said Sunny is determined to sink his teeth into the character.
“Sunny is determined to do justice to every aspect of his role, including his look. He will be donning the full garb of a pundit, all the way from the typical 'dhoti', 'kurta', 'gamcha', 'kolhapuri chappals'...right down to the 'choti' on his head,” Dwivedi said.
Starring Sunny, Ravi Kishen and Sakshi Tanwar, the film is slated to release in August 2011.