Kick 2 in scripting stage, to roll next year
Producer-director Sajid Nadiadwala says they are working on the script of the second installment of Salman Khan-starrer “Kick”.
Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial venture “Kick” was an official remake of a Telugu movie of the same name. The action film, starring Salman and Jacqueline Fernandez, turned out to be a blockbuster.
“We are still writing. It’s in scripting stage. It will mostly happen next year. There is a pressure, but we are working hard on the script,” Sajid told PTI.
In “Kick”, Salman played the role of Devi Lal Singh, a highly intelligent but adventurous man who is always looking for a ‘kick’ in his life.
The ‘Dabangg’ Khan had announced that “Kick 2” will have a fresh pairing, and that Jacqueline won’t be a part of the sequel.
According to an Absolute India News, the superstar and producer-director Sajid Nadiadwala intend to begin shooting by next year and release the film on Christmas 2017.
While there has been no official confirmation on the news, Salman has lately been blocking dates at least a year ahead of release – case in point: “Sultan”, which will be out on Eid 2016.
Also, it has now become a trend of sorts to let out the release dates much before the team even scouts for locations.
However, a few days ago Salman revealed a bunch of key details of the sequel saying how he is to essay a double role. What’s interesting to note is, he will be seen playing contrasting characters.
“Salman has announced that he will be playing a double role in Kick 2. What is not known is that one character is a positive one, while the other is an out-and-out villain. That’s the idea,” DNA quoted a source as saying.
These tid-bits had everyone’s attention but what grabbed headlines was Salman’s big joke on Jacqueline Fernandez not being roped in for the film.
The star’s comment that she had been “kicked out” of the film sparked rumours of a rift between the two, but later Jacqueline rubbished the rumours saying they share a good rapport.
“I find it funny when people say that we are cut off. Salman would never disrespect me or any woman. Even if he did say he had kicked me out of Kick 2, it wasn’t meant to hurt me. Casting is his decision and he doesn’t owe me anything. Our relationship goes beyond professional commitments,” she told Mumbai Mirror.