After completing Shivaay's start-to-finish schedule Ajay Devgn is said to return to the directors chair. Rumours suggest that he will begin pre-production on his next, Sons Of Sardaar, based on the Battle of Saragarhi and play the role of the leader of the Sikh Regiment, Havildar Ishar Singh. Initially, Ashwini Dhir, a close friend of Devgn, was to direct the film. Then Ajay realised it would become an extremely costly project. He then roped in Ship Of Theseus director, Anand Gandhi to direct the film. After that, he changed his mind and decided to helm it himself.