Director-producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who is busy writing the sequel to Kick, has said he was apprehensive about the box-office prospects of his 2014 directorial debut.
Kick, which starred Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles, went on to become one of the highest grossers of 2014. “As a director, I was apprehensive about the outcome of Kick. As it scored well, it is my duty to get above that expectation. They have accepted me as a big debut Bollywood director. So, I should write something brilliant,” Sajid said.
“Definitely it is difficult to maintain the Hollywood stylised action that we had in Kick. There are expectations from the sequel. Salman and I are friends from last 20 years and we have had 100 per cent track record together,” Sajid said.
Action sequences of Salman Khan-starrer Kick had created quite a buzz after its release and this time, if required the filmmaker might rope in Hollywood action director. “If it’s action, I will definitely take someone from there (Hollywood). I have two-three friends in Los Angeles... so, I will take them up for the film. For me, it is about story first. Action and everything else will come later.”
Sajid said he is not certain yet when he will begin the principal photography of the movie. “I have started writing. I am not sure if will direct next year as I am yet to complete writing.”
There were reports the Sultan star might do a double role. When asked about it, Sajid said, “We are working on the film. He is making fantastic films like Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan.. So, you have to be compete with those films.”
The filmmaker, however, clarified that Salman is not involved in scripting of the sequel. “He had an idea and we worked on it. But I work on my own. He is busy with his work.”