https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpgHiU6xW9o Prominent actor-theater artist Rana Ranbir has been a part of Punjabi film fraternity for the past 12 years. In this course of time, the versatile artist has acted in more than 55 films and written scripts for apparently 10 films. Ranbir who started his career in Pollywood as an actor in Manmohan Singh’s directorial 'Dil Apna Punjabi' also turned into a writer with 'Munde U.K. De' in 2009. The artist has now taken up altogether a new role as a director. And the debuting director with his first feature film has set a new record in the Punjabi entertainment world. Ranbir's directional debut titled as 'Asees' which was to be shot entirely in Punjab in a time span of 25 days has already wrapped up prior to the decided schedule. The shoot for the film began on December 5 and got wrapped up on December 24. Thus taking only 19 days to complete and wrap up. Setting a new benchmark for all the filmmakers in the Punjabi film industry. Rana in his interview with TOI stated;
While we did wrap up in 19 days, setting a record wasn't on our mind. It's just that, our hard work of one and half year paid off, and we had everything in place as we began to shoot.
I am acting in the film as well. I realized, it so different being behind the camera. There were so many things at the back of my mind. But doing all the groundwork prior to the shoot helped.
'Asees' is a family drama, which has been shot in and around district Sangrur. The star cast of the film also includes veteran-actor Sardar Sohi, Rupinder Rupi, Raghveer Boli. The film is being produced by Canadian businessman Baldev Bath and financer Lucky Sandhu.