Even before it has hit theaters, Warner Bros Pictures are planning a sequel to their first Bollywood film, the Akshay Kumar-starrer Chandni Chowk To China, which premiered in London on Monday.
"Warner Bros want to make a sequel to the film" enthused by the response it has generated, its director Nikhil Advani said, describing the US-based Warner Bros Pictures' first Bollywood production as an "illogical, mad film". "We have signed a three film deal with Warner Bros," Advani told PTI in London.
The film, produced in about 100 days at an estimated cost of $9 million, would be released in 80 theaters globally on January 16.
"According to the bookings, we have got the biggest opening and it will touch the figure reached by Aamir Khan's Gajini," he said.
The film, also starring Bollywood's latest heartthrob Deepika Padukone, chronicles the lunatic adventures of a hapless simpleton cook from Delhi who is mistaken for the reincarnation of an ancient Chinese warrior. As he goes to seek his destiny, he finds himself thrown into a crazy world of megalomaniac villains, femme fatales, crazy inventors, Chinese mysticism and outlandish kung-fu assassins.
Akshay Kumar, who plays the lead role told PTI, "It is an easy going film."
"In these days of recession and stress, people can enjoy this film. My son told me, Dad you look like a cartoon character in this film and my grandmother told me that I look like Bhorrat, the famous comic character," Akshay Kumar said.