The director of Ragini MMS (2011), Pawan Kriplani won’t be helming the film’s sequel. Instead, he has gone ahead and signed a different project with NextGen Films, which will be presented by Eros. “I am not doing Ragini MMS 2 because it deals with the same concept. There’s nothing more left for me to add to it. I was always clear that it’s a one-film story. I have been keen on directing other stories,” says Pawan.
Like Ragini MMS, Pawan’s next is also a horror film. “But it will be completely unlike my first film. It’s going to be much bigger, in terms of the story and its setting. We will cast fewer and younger actors,” says Pawan.
Meanwhile, producer Vicky Rajani of NextGen Films says, “Ragini MMS has been one of the best horror films made within a limited budget. However, for Pawan’s next film, we are still working on a script and it should be ready in the next one or two weeks.” Ask Pawan if he will also cast Kainaz Motivala or Raj Kumar Yadav (Ragini MMS lead actors) in his next, and he says: “I require slightly older characters, so casting Kainaz will be a difficult. But I’m keen to bring in Raj Kumar since I consider him my lucky charm. Even if it’s a small role, he is likely to be part of the film.”
At the moment, Pawan is still working with two new writers on the story and dialogue. “The shooting should start by the end of this year,” he says.
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