Smiles Sangeeth, ''When I made APNA SAPNA..., I was told to stick to comedy. People said that I should not be changing genres. I didn't think that way and made an action film EK after that. Unfortunately the film got delayed and even though it was well made, it couldn't do well. I again shifted genres and made a horror film CLICK next. Due to unforeseen circumstances though, that film too got delayed by three years. It was a bad time.''
He does acknowledge that this was the time period when he wasn't getting the kind of budget he wanted and hence the only option remaining was to make a film with smaller stars. This is when YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA 2 came his way.
''I wanted to do only one film at a time and it was at that moment when Sunny asked me to work on the sequel. My only worry was that I had said 'no' to sequels of my own films KYAA KOOL HAIN HUM and APNA SAPNA MONEY MONEY. Reason being that I didn't have a story which was better than the first one. Now unless I had something better, what was the point in doing something and spoiling the brand value? On the other hand when Sunny gave me this film which was not even my franchise, I waited for about 3-4 months before saying 'yes'. I knew that it was better than the first part,'' declares Sivan before signing off.