News|March 10, 2011 11:54 pm

Sunny Doing Dwivedi’s “Mohalla Assi” for free


After playing Yamla Jatt’s character in Yamka Pagla Deewana, Sunny Deol turned to Sanskrit teacher for Dr Chandra Prakash Dwivedi’s “Mohalla Assi” and interestingly the actor is doing a film for free.

Produced by Vinay Tewari, the film seems to have a special place in the heart of everyone associated with it. In fact, it’s heard that some of the actors are doing the film for a nominal fee while others haven’t charged a penny.

In-fact the actor is so much impressed with the film, that he decided to do it for free.  Even the cinematographer of the movie, Vijay Arora, known for films like “Dus”, “Virudha”, “Jungle” and “Astitiva” has agreed to work in the film for very little, with only his assistant being paid for the job. Says Dr Chandra Prakash Dwivedi,

“I have been accused of living too much into the past but through “Mohalla Assi” I wanted to talk about the contemporary issues through a story spanning several years of history. I have tried to maintain the spirit of Kashinath Singh’s book. The best part is that the author has not demanded to see the script of the film prior to it being shot.”

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