Mumbai: Till few days back, there were news about Akshay Kumar’s being apprehensive about the film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’s sequel’s going on floor but now he seems ecstatic and happy after Imran Khan’s entry into the flick as Afzal. Imran would be enacting the parallel lead along with Akshay Kumar in this Ekta Kapoor’s production to be directed by Milan Luthria. Akshay is busy these days with the promotional activities of his upcoming comedy ‘Housefull 2’ directed by Sajid Khan. The movie is being awaited hugely by the moviegoers due to its starcast and above all because of the original’s big success.
Akshay, doing favor to Ekta, says that he would not force Ekta to start the movie’s shooting soon though she had made the announcement in February 2011. He admits that since he himself is a producer and is aware of the pressures, a producer faces and has. Akshay Kumar is super excited about his upcoming well in news projects lined up for this year – Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore and Joker.
Some days back in an interview, Milan had talked about Akshay’s character in the film saying that it was something of Al Pacino’s role in The Godfather. He further revealed that it laced with grey shades.
The 45-year-old actor says that he is quite impressed by the script’s health and the brilliant story. Akshay also said that he was much impressed by the manner Milan has made the original Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. Thus he now cannot wait to begin shooting for the sequel. The leading lady of the film has not been announced yet. When asked Akshay Kumar as to who would be romancing him on screen in the film? Kumar puts all on the producer saying, Ekta Kapoor is the right person for this answer.