Mumbai: Seven years after making his directorial debut with Salman Khan-starrer `Garv`, actor Puneet Issar is returning to direction with the upcoming `I Am Singh`.
`I Am Singh` is about Sikhs, who, despite living in the US for generations, were mistaken for Arabs and Afghans due to their turbans and became victims of racist violence in the aftermath of 9/11.
Puneet has also penned the script, which he says is inspired by real-life incidents, and even draws on his own experiences.
"With `I Am Singh` I want to reiterate the fact that everyone wearing a turban isn`t Osama. The film takes a look at the discrimination Sikhs around the world have faced post 9/11. I want to banish stereotypes through my film," Puneet said.
The film stars Gulzar Chahal, Mika Singh, Rizwan Haider, Tulip Singh and Brooke Johnston.
Puneet, best remembered for his `Duryodhan` in B R Chopra`s TV epic, `Mahabharat`, has last acted recently in Salman Khan`s `Ready`.