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Sunny Deol Set to Ignite the Screen in Gopichand Malineni’s Action-Packed ‘SDGM’

In an exciting development for Bollywood fans, Sunny Deol is set to return to his action hero roots in the upcoming film from Telugu director Gopichand Malineni, tentatively titled SDGM. Following the monumental success of “Gadar 2: The Katha Continues” earlier this year, Deol shows no signs of slowing down. Shortly after concluding the shooting for “Lahore 1947,” the actor has thrown himself into Malineni’s high-octane project, which promises to see the veteran star in a never-seen-before action avatar.

The shooting for SDGM commenced on June 22 in Hyderabad, where production designer Avinash Kolla has meticulously constructed a section of a village set for the pivotal introduction sequence of Deol’s character. Joining him in this venture are actresses Regina Cassandra and Saiyami Kher, adding star power and diverse talent to the film.

Malineni’s track record in the action genre is impressive, with his recent hits including “Krack” (2021) and “Veera Simha Reddy” (2023). With SDGM being his first foray into Hindi cinema, he is determined to make a mark by presenting a fresh and compelling narrative. The director expressed his excitement about working with Deol, confident that the film will showcase a new dimension of the actor.

“I’ll present him in a never-before-seen action avatar. After ‘Gadar 2’ was released, I narrated the story to Sunny sir. He said yes immediately, adding that he was looking for this kind of role. Sunny sir doesn’t play a man in uniform. While it is the story of a common man who takes on the system to fight for what is right, it is an unusual concept. The story is inspired by various real-life incidents, which people will understand when they watch the movie,” Malineni said.

The film’s narrative, driven by true events, will delve into the life of a common man who bravely challenges a corrupt system. This compelling storyline, coupled with intense action sequences, promises to resonate with audiences across India. In addition to its Hindi release, the movie will be dubbed in Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil, broadening its reach and appeal.

Malineni, who has a solid reputation for crafting action-packed blockbusters, is pulling out all the stops for SDGM. “There are strong action set-pieces in this movie,” he shared.

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. “That’s why we have signed three action directors. Most of the stunts are raw and real.” The film has roped in renowned action choreographers Anal Arasu, Ram-Lakshman, and Naga Venkat Naga to design these breathtaking stunts.

Beyond Sunny Deol, the film features fierce performances from its leading ladies, Regina Cassandra and Saiyami Kher. Malineni revealed that both actresses would be seen in powerful roles that break conventional molds. “They are all shooting right now in Hyderabad. It is a start-to-finish schedule as we want to wrap it up by the year-end. We’ll shoot in Hyderabad, Mangalore, and other cities across India. We have cast a top south actor as the antagonist, which we will reveal when the time is right,” Malineni disclosed.

Deol’s decision to embrace this role seems to be inspired by his desire to explore new facets of his acting prowess while simultaneously staying true to his roots as an action hero. “I was immediately drawn to the script,” Deol reportedly told close associates. “It’s a role that stands for justice and bravery, elements that have always resonated with me. The fact that it’s based on real-life incidents makes it all the more compelling.”

Industry insiders have been abuzz with speculation regarding the film’s potential success. Given Malineni’s impressive track record and Deol’s star power, expectations are sky-high. Both fans and critics are eagerly awaiting the final product, which promises not only edge-of-the-seat action but also a thought-provoking story about fighting for justice.

As the production progresses, the cast and crew are committed to delivering a film that will excite action lovers and Bollywood enthusiasts alike. With its eclectic mix of raw action, powerful performances, and a storyline grounded in reality, SDGM is set to become another feather in the cap for Sunny Deol and a promising debut in Hindi cinema for Gopichand Malineni.

Stay tuned for more updates as the team of SDGM works tirelessly to bring this thrilling action saga to life.