Milan Luthria the director of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai is simply on a roll. Deep into promotional activities for his film, he already has the platform set for his next. A project that is ready and slated to go on floors in September will feature Emraan Hashmi in the lead. Says Milan, "A lot of expectations are attached to Once Upon A Time In Mumbai that carries on to my next. Emraan and my combination works and therefore he is a natural choice. This film will be a crime thriller set in contemporary Mumbai."
When asked about the story line of the film Milan says "It's a kind of a trilogy that started with Taxi No 2011. That too was a story set in Mumbai and so is Once Upon A Time In Mumbai. The three films are not connected but are separate stories, though they have the same feel of Mumbai city. This third story is quite interesting and has a novel and unexpected ending."
While this one is all ready to go on floors, there is another film with Ekta Kapoor that Milan is in the talks for. Says the director," Yes Ekta discussed an idea with me for a story. It's called The Dirty Picture. Ekta and I are very comfortable with each other. So it was natural for us to work together."
But that isn't all; Milan has the ball rolling for yet another project as he talks about a prospective film with Ajay Devgan. "Good offers are coming my way. Ajay and I have always worked together. I shared the story with him and he liked it very much. It's too early to talk about it but I can tell you that it will be a multi- starrer."