February 21, 2011 12:44:20 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
It is now confirmed that Milan Luthria would be directing Akshay Kumar in the sequel to his 2010's successful film ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI. However, the director is in no hurry to bring the film on floors before he completes his another in-progress film - THE DIRTY PICTURE. In the times when certain top directors don't shy away from handling two (and in cases as many as three films) at a time, Milan wants to concentrate on shooting one film at a time.
"Of course there would be pre-production activities on OUATIM 2 but I am not going to rush into it's shooting till the work is over on THE DIRTY PICTURE", divulges Milan, "That film would be released in November this year. Before that though on Diwali, we would launch the First Look promo of OUATIM 2 to announce its kick start."
This would mean the second launch for the Akshay Kumar starrer after a recent awards event where the film was announced with much fanfare by Milan and Ekta Kapoor, the film's producer.
"That's right", Milan nods in agreement here, "The launch that we had recently was for stage. Believe me; it was tough for me to actually choreograph one as I have never done anything on stage before. Nevertheless for the film's shooting launch, we would be creating a special promo. ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI 2 would have an even bigger canvas and it is imperative that audience sees what's in store for it right at the time when the film goes on floors. Post that we would be working non-stop into the making of ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI 2."
As per the current plans, the film is expected to release in summer 2012.