Come 2013 and Saif Ali Khan will don a dual avatar in Judwaa 2. And to make sure his double role stands out, the makers have roped in a team from the USA towork on the film’s special effects. Confirms producer Sajid Nadiadwala: “Yes, we have hired a LA-based expert group and they are flying to Mumbai by April end to get started on Judwaa 2. Let’s see how things work out.”
To be directed by the Housefull series director, Sajid Khan, the film is likely to go on floors by February next year. Nadiadwala informs that the story is ready. “Now, I am working on the screenplay with a team of writers,” he says, adding that the idea is to come up with “never-seen-before” special effects.
“The original came out in 1996, and a lot has changed since then in terms of technology and audiences’ expectations. So, we plan to take the ‘double role’ factor to a level that no one can even think of,” says the producer.
How exactly will the technology work on Saif’s double role? “It’s very difficult to explain, but with the help of special effects, both the characters will talk, run, fight and sing in a way no one has seen till date. We will make two similar-looking people in the same frame do a few things that are otherwise not possible,” says Nadiadwala.
Although initial work on Judwaa 2 has started, the makers are yet to sit with Saif about the project. The producer explains, “Since he is busy with Agent Vinod and we are caught up with Housefull 2, we haven’t had time to discuss it in detail. Once both the films release, all of us will be relieved and will have time to talk.”
Lastly, ask him if Salman Khan – who happens to be his good friend – is fine with the sequel and he says: “To be precise, it has nothing to do with Judwaa. We could name it ‘Twins’ and it would still be as exciting.” He also adds that the exact shooting dates and the female actor will be decided only after April 10. Judwaa, directed by David Dhawan, had Salman play the roles of estranged twins, Raja and Prem.