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Sunny happy to be back in Varanasi for 'Mohalla Assi'

Varanasi, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood star Sunny Deol returned here after 15 years to shoot for director Chandraprakash Dwivedi's new movie 'Mohalla Assi' and said the experience is 'refreshing' and 'unique'.

2011-03-02T20:07:00Z

Varanasi, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood star Sunny Deol returned here after 15 years to shoot for director Chandraprakash Dwivedi's new movie 'Mohalla Assi' and said the experience is 'refreshing' and 'unique'.

'This film brings me back to the city after 15 years and I am sure that I will have a wonderful time shooting,' Sunny told reporters here. 'Even though I have come here after a gap of 15 years to shoot, the experience on the banks of river Ganga is so refreshing and unique.'

Inspired by Kashinath Singh's popular Hindi novel 'Kashi Ka Assi', the film is a satire on social, political and national issues.

'The script of the film is very interesting. The role is something that I have not done in the past, but I am confident of doing full justice to the character.'

For the first time, Sunny will be seen in the garb of a pundit - he will wear a dhoti, kurta, gamcha and Kolhapuri chappals and sport a 'choti' for his role.

Major portions have been shot in Mumbai studios. In Varanasi 'Mohalla Assi' will be shot on a historical location as well as the ghats of the Ganges.

Dwivedi said: 'Ideally, I would have loved to shoot the entire movie on the ghats of Varanasi, but since Sunny has a huge fan following in this region, it would have been difficult to shoot here as thousands of fans would have descend on location to catch a glimpse of the star.'

Vinay Tiwari of Crossword Entertainment Pvt Ltd is producing the films, slated for release later this year.

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