Ekta Kapoor and director Milan Luthria, who is presently busy shooting Dirty Pictures, are of the idea that May 2012 is the perfect time to release Once Upon A Time In Mumbai 2. They are of the idea that in May, people will be just out of IPL season 5 and the film will act as a refresher.
The sequel of the film will definitely not star Ajay Devgn anymore, but it is yet to be revealed that what kind of role will actor Akshay Kumar play in OUTIM 2. The makers have also not confirmed if Emraan Hashmi will feature in the film or not. They have also not decided upon the leading ladies of the film.
Says Luthria to Bollywood Hungama, “Yes, we would be arriving in May next year just when IPL gets over. I am currently neck deep down into The Dirty Picture but the moment its principal shoot is done, I would begin work on OUATIM 2. The film would be going on floors in the last quarter of this year and ready for release by May next year."
Milan is very excited about the shooting of the film, he adds, “Yes, I am aware about such huge expectations and frankly, I love it all", says Milan, "The kind of interest level that has been generated from the mere announcement is a kick good enough. Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi starrer were loved by one and all due to which audiences stay on to be curious about what happens next with Akshay coming into picture. You tell me, which director won't love a situation where audience is rooting for a film of his to hit the screens?"