Film director Sajid Khan has been keeping a low profile ever since he was accused during the MeToo movement in India in 2018. However, last year in September, producer Firoz Nadiadwala had confirmed to be working with Sajid Khan for one of his upcoming productions. In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Nadiadwala confirmed that Sajid Khan might direct the sequel to Awara Paagal Deewana.
Vikram Bhatt’s directorial Awara Paagal Deewana is an out- and-out comedy film that was released in 2002. The film starred Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Suniel Shetty, Johny Lever, Om Puri, Aftab Shivdasani, Jackie Shroff among others. Firoz Nadiadwala confirmed that the sequel to the film is in talks at the moment. When asked if Sajid Khan will be directing the sequel to Awara Paagal Deewana, he said, “Sajid is like a younger brother and I really respect him. I am very fond of him as a person and director. That thing is also going on, it is in development. But we are definitely planning a sequel to Awara Paagal Deewana.
When further prodded if Sajid will be directing it, he said, “Yes, if the script comes out properly and he also approves.” Talking about the cast of the film, he added, “ Well, our first obvious choice will be Akshay ji, Paresh ji, Mr Johny Lever, Suniel ji.That’s how you pack a punch.”
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