Ever since No Entry cracked the box-office five years ago, the buzz about a sequel has been getting louder. But apparently Anees Bazmee used the script of No Entry 2 to film Thank You that opens in the cinemas on April 8.
The director reasoned that since Boney Kapoor’s production was unlikely to start before 2011, and the cast for the Akshay Kumar starrer in association with UTV Motion Pictures was already in place, it should get top priority.
No Entry revolved around two friends (Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan) wanting to enjoy an extra-marital affair, urged on their misadventures by their buddy Prem (Salman Khan). Bazmee was scripting No Entry 2 and Thank You simultaneously but neither his co-writer Nisar Akhtar nor he was happy with the way Thank You had turned out. So after much thought, the writer-director decided to use the script for No Entry 2 to get started on Thank You.
‘Thank You is a story about three married friends (Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty and Irrfan Khan) who want to have some fun on the side. Another buddy (Akshay Kumar) teaches them how to romance other women while keeping it a secret from their wives," informs a unit member, adding that Bazmee is penning a new script for the No Entry sequel.
Producer Boney Kapoor is unaware of these developments in the scripting department though. "Anees is the best person to talk about this," he shrugs. "All I can say is that we have been working on a fresh concept for the No Entry sequel. Anees should have the script locked soon since we plan to start shooting by July."
We tried contacting Bazmee who’s currently filming Ready with Salman Khan and Asin in Bangkok. But he didn’t revert to our text messages.