Posts Tagged ‘Judwaa’

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Sonakshi Sinha is on a roll. Filmmakers are making a beeline to cast this fresh face in their ambitious ventures.

And the latest to join the bandwagon is producer Sajid Nadiadwala who wants to pencil her in one of the leads of Judwaa 2. “Sajid is remaking his 1997 hit the Salman Khan starrer Judwaa. But with a lot of changes and has wants Sonakshi to play the female lead.”

Reports have it that the original director, David Dhanwan, has been replaced by Sajid Khan, and Saif Ali Khan is to step in Salman Khan’s shoes.

 

“Sonakshi Sinha has been almost finalised to play the female lead,” said our source. Karisma Kapoor and Rambha played the female leads in the original

Salman Khan may have set the cash registers ringing with his performance in Judwaa (1997). But the sequel to the comedy movie will see Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. Director Sajid Khan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala plan to start Judwaa 2 in January-February next year.

“I’ll start Judwaa 2
with Saif after wrapping up my next film starring Ajay Devgn,” confirms the director.

He adds, “Saif and I have known each other for a long time. Actually, we first thought of working together around a year back, but things couldn’t be put together. Now, I am looking forward to teaming up with him. Plus, Nadiad (Sajid Nadiadwala) is like my elder brother.”

The original film, directed by David Dhawan, had Salman play a double role, that of estranged twins Raja and Prem. For their 2013 project, Khan mentions that they plan to hire technical experts from Hollywood to play up the duplicity.

“With the help of technology, both the characters will eat, run, turn around and fight in a very realistic manner,” says the Housefull 2 director, who insists that Judwaa 2 is not exactly a sequel.

Writer duo Sajid-Farhad, who have worked on Golmaal and Housefull 2, will begin work on the screenplay along with Sajid Khan in about four months. “So, all other details including casting are far from being finalised. At this point, my time is divided between Housefull 2’s post-production work and the story-screenplay of Ajay’s film,” informs Sajid Khan.

The filmmaker adds that the second edition of the multi-starrer 2010 comedy required more effort than part one.

“This time, I had 21 main actors and 600 junior artistes in the climax. I was going completely crazy. Mithun Chakraborty could see it, so he took me aside and asked me to take it easy,” he reminisces.

It seems that Bollywood’s Comedy director David Dhawan’s era is fading in recent times. According to Mumbai Mirror sources, Sajid Khan will direct the sequel of Judwaa instead of David Dhawan.

But this won’t be the end of the surprise, as the buzz is on that even Salman Khan might get replaced by Saif Ali Khan. According to industry insiders, the original hero of the film, Salman might not be able to be a part of the sequel due to his already busy calendar for the coming year.

“Sajid Nadiadwala is like my elder brother. He has asked me to direct the film. I will start on the project once I finish shooting the UTV and Vashu Bhagnani co-production with Ajay Devgn,” Sajid informed Mumbai Mirror.

Salman and Karisma Kapoor starrer original movie Judwaa was a great hit. Now, if the rumours about Saif and Sajid teaming up for the sequel is true, we would definitely be eager to see if it could spill the magic even this time.