Mumbai: While the trend of film franchises is only skyrocketing, Sunny Deol seems to have hit a roadblock in that department. Buzz is that the actor-filmmaker's plans for Ghayal have collapsed. Well-placed industry sources attribute it to the asking budget of Rs 50-55 crore for production alone.
The plans for the sequel have been making news for almost two years. Our source points out, "Since the first announcement, many action films have released. Not to forget, action is expensive. To keep up with those standards and expectations, it wouldn't be possible for Sunny to make his film on a lesser budget. However, the corporate studios felt it was a risky proposition. Because they'd have to spend another Rs 15 crore at least on print and advertising, putting the total investment at Rs 70 crore."
Our informer further states that keeping the risk of investment in mind, corporate studios are doubtful about backing Sunny's sequel plans for an action flick. "Comparatively, a medium budget sequel to a film like Yamla Pagla Deewana would have been a safer bet. Besides, an action film without any light moments might get a limited audience," he points out. ...more
12:11 PM, Apr 10, 2012
Veteran actor Dharmendra is confident that the sequel to the 1990-hit Ghayal, which starred his elder son Sonny Deol, will be better than the original. "Ghayal 2 is going to be the most emotional film. It will definitely be even more better. We are working very hard on it. We are still deciding on the cast of the film but Om Puri and Sunny are there for sure. I'm confident...
09:53 PM, Jul 09, 2011