Hunt on for actress opposite Sunny Deol

Mumbai: After Ameesha Patel walked out of ‘Singh Saheb The Great’, director Anil Sharma says the team is on the lookout for a replacement. She was to feature opposite Sunny Deol.

"We have not finalised the leading lady yet. Right now we are shooting only Sunny`s major part in Bhopal. Once we are done with his shoot, we will hunt for the leading lady," Sharma told reporters.

In mid-December 2012, Ameesha announced she is stepping out of the project due to "ever-changing schedules".

When Sharma was asked about the reason, he said: "Ameesha is a friend. If at all we need her back in the film, I can call her anytime. She will never say no."

Sharma last worked with Sunny and Ameesha in the 2001 hit ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’.

He says Sunny has become more professional over the years, and shooting for ‘Singh Saheb The Great’ reminds him of shooting for ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’.

"It`s always fun to work with Sunny. He has always been a perfectionist and professional. Now over the years he has become more professional. It reminds me of our `Gadar` days," said Sharma.

Sunny plays the role of a collector in the film, which is a satire on corruption.

The first schedule of ‘Singh Saheb The Great’ will continue in Bhopal till Feb 15, 2013.