After a memorable 2012, with back-to-back Rs.
100 crore grossers, Salman Khan’s 2013 roster already looks packed. On his schedule are Sohail Khan’s next, followed by Sajid Nadiadwala-directed Kick.
“Yes, I plan to start Kick with Salman around June,” says Nadiadwala. And now, the actor has given the green light to No Entry Mein Entry (NEME), the Boney Kapoor-produced sequel to his 2005 hit, No Entry. Anees Bazmee will direct the film. As of now, only Salman and Anil Kapoor are confirmed to star in the film. Although reports claimed that Salman isn’t doing NEME, sources say that he’ll start working on the film around mid-year.
“Salman may shoot for it simultaneously with Kick, which will go on the floors in June,” says the insider.
It’s believed that Anil discussed the sequel with Salman during their meeting on the sets of Bigg Boss. “There was never any question of Salman saying no to the sequel. He even told Anil that he would start shooting around mid 2013,” adds the insider.
Some time ago, Anees stated that he is “waiting for Salman’s dates”. He also added that the rest of the cast will be finalised “only once I get Salman’s dates”. “Now, with the actor’s go-ahead, this will be his third film in 2013,” adds the insider.
Unlike No Entry, the sequel will see Salman in a more prominent role. When contacted, Anil says, “Things are on course as far as the sequel is concerned. All details, including Salman being a part of the film, will be revealed at the right time.”
Sajid Nadiadwala's upcoming action film with the star to be shot in the UK capital with a whopping budget of around Rs 150 crore. Over the past few years, Salman Khan has turned several places into veritable battle fields - Cuba and Dublin for Ek Tha Tiger; and closer home, north India's hinterlands for the Dabangg series; and the streets of Mumbai for Wanted (2008). Now, the latest destination is London, thanks to producer Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut, Kick.