Shahid Kapoor and director Vishal Bhardwaj’s patch up has rung true with the confirmation of the duo coming together for the sequel of Kaminey. However, the real shocker is the omission of Priyanka Chopra in the second part of the film, a role, which won the actress a number of awards.
Speculation states that the reason for Priyanka’s conspicuous absence from Kaminey 2 is her estranged relationship with Shahid and that he has refused to do any more films with her post the wrap up of Kunal Kohli’s next love story.
However, a source close to the film rubbishes these rumours. “No, it’s got nothing to do with the personal equation between Shahid and Priyanka. She just doesn’t fit into the sequel. Nor, for that matter, does Chandan Roy Sanyal, who played Shahid’s best friend in the first part.”
The source further adds, “Vishal is currently scripting Kaminey 2. He will first direct a film with Ajay Devgn to be co-produced by Devgn, Kumar Mangat and himself. He will then start working on Kaminey 2, for which Shahid will have to prepare once again.
Vishal wants Shahid to work on the six-pack look to play one of the twins. Right after Kaminey 2, Vishal will direct 2 States with Shah Rukh Khan for producer Sajid Nadiadwala.”
Talk of a sequel has been on from the time Kaminey was released. It gathered momentum due to the estranged director-actor team’s renewed friendship.
Reports are that Vishal and Shahid bonded at the actor’s birthday bash in February.
They were even spotted together at screenings of Amole Gupte’s (who enacted the main villain in Kaminey) children’s films Aansoon Baney Moti, Ummeed, and, of course, Stanley Ka Dabba. They were joined by Abhishek Chaubey, who wrote the film, reiterating the news of the sequel.