Ghayal Returns starring Sunny Deol is not shelved

Mumbai: Despite actor Sunny Deol starrer `Ghayal Returns` hitting a roadblock, the sequel it definitely on the anvil, its director says.

"The sequel will definitely be made. I am working on the script. I can`t talk about the film or any other details related to the project," director Rahul Rawail told PTI.

Earlier Sunny Deol had roped in Ashwini Chaudhury of `Jodi Breakers` fame to direct `Ghayal Returns`.

However, reportedly due to some disagreements between Sunny and Ashwini, the association did not go forward. Incidentally, Ashwini had already shot the first teaser of `Ghayal Returns` last year which is out on internet. Sunny then handed over the project to director Rahul Rawail, with whom he had worked 12 years ago in `Arjun Pandit`.

`Ghayal Returns` is a sequel to 1990 hit action film `Ghayal` which had Sunny and Meenakshi Seshadri in the lead.

"Both Sunny and Rahul did not want to go ahead with the story that Ashwini had penned. So, Rahul is working on a fresh story which is different from what Ashwini had conceptualised," a source close the project said.

The sequel is likely to go on floors next year. "Rahul had several ideas about `Ghayal Returns` and Sunny has selected one. Rahul is working on the idea. To develop a good story will take time say about six months or so," the source added.

There was a buzz that Vidya Balan and Bipasha Basu were approached for `Ghayal Returns`.

As of now only, Sunny has been finalised for the sequel, the makers have not zeroed in on the leading lady.

"Once Rahul is done with his script then we will approach the actress," the source said.