More on sequels… and this one's a shocking development! News that Samir Karnik won't be directing the sequel to the successful Yamla Pagla Deewana has spread like wildfire across tinsel town. So much so that Karnik was missing from the Yamla Pagla Deewana celebrations, which were held at a suburban hotel last week.
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However, Karnik rubbishes the rumours, "Absolutely baseless talk! I am very much part of Yamla Pagla Deewana sequel," he clarifies. So why did he skip the success party hosted in Mumbai last week? "I had a commitment to fulfill in Delhi on that particular day. I couldn't avoid it. That's the reason why I wasn't present at the celebrations," he reasons. Is everything hunky-dory between the Deols and him? "Of course, we continue to share fabulous relations. In fact, I just spoke to Bobby a few minutes ago," he says.
So what's the status of the sequel? "We are working on its story. The key to success is the right script, since the expectations from the sequel will be colossal. We don't want people to turn around and say that they felt that the second half was better than the first or the first half was more entertaining. It ought to be a flawless film this time," Karnik adds.