Ever since Sajid Nadiadwala announced a sequel to his directorial debut Kick with Salman Khan, the grapevine was abuzz with rumours that the original leading lady Jacqueline Fernandez has been replaced in Kick 2.
Lastly we heard Amy Jackson was a strong contender to play Salman's love interest. However recently while speaking to DNA, Nadiadwala squashed all these reports and set the record straight once and for all. Here's what he had to say...
A Sequel To Kick Was Always Planned
He was quoted as saying to the daily, "We had already decided that there would be a sequel. I've been writing it for a year now. As I had a lot of other things on my plate, it was taking time."
Here's When The Makers Plan To Roll The Film
"I'll restart the writing process. We should be ready to roll the movie next year, after Salman finishes all his current films. Kick 2 will release on Christmas 2019."
A Replacement For Jacqueline Fernandez? Nope, Says The Director
Elaborating on how rumours began that Jacqueline won't be a part of Kick 2, Sajid said, "At an event, Salman was handing over the Best Director Award to me and he had said in jest, ‘Kick 2 is ready now, and Jacqueline, you are not there!' He just joked and news spread that Jackie would be replaced in the film."
She's Very Much A Part Of The Film
He further added, ""Once I finish penning the script, I'll be completely sure. But at present, she's there in what I'm writing. But it's too early to talk about it."
Meanwhile, Jacqueline's Keeping Mum About Her Role
At a recent event when the actress was asked if she's doing Kick 2, she said, "I am working with Salman right now (Race 3). But I think Kick 2, the announcement right now has come down and I am very very happy that Nadiad (Sajid Nadiadwala) is working with Salman again. And I think details on anything more for Kick 2 should be coming from the producers and in time."
Are you folks excited about the 'Return Of Devil'? Let us know in the comment section below. Kick 2 is slated for an Eid 2019 release.