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Second time not so lucky

Sequels to blockbusters are being filmed without original star cast as filmmakers opt for change

entertainment Updated: Feb 01, 2010 01:20 IST
Rahul Sabharwal

Katrina Kaif

Change is the only constant. At least that’s the latest funda of filmmakers currently making sequels to their hit films, as they replace the lead actors in Round Two.

Buzz has it that actor Akshay Kumar will be replaced by actor Sanjay Dutt in Hera Pheri 4, while actress Priyanka Chopra is being replaced by Katrina Kaif in the sequel to Dostana.

Although the film’s director Tarun Mansukhani is still scripting Dostana 2, Katrina’s spokesperson confirmed that she is a part of the sequel.

News of Kat donning a Manish Malhotra bikini for her role has also been doing the rounds, but her spokesperson calls such reports “premature”. “Kat is definitely on board for the Dostana sequel. But the script has not been finalised and the dates aren’t fixed.”

Asked to comment on news of Kat wearing a two-piece for his film, Mansukhani said, “That is untrue because I’m still scripting for the film.”

As far as confirmation of her being signed for the film is concerned, Mansukhani, who had been denying it earlier, now said, “You’ll have to speak with Karan Johan (who is producing the film) regarding that.”

Incidentally, Katrina, too is facing the axe in the sequel of her hit film Partner. News has it that she is being replaced by Veer actress Zarine Khan. Also, actress Bipasha Basu’s role in the sequel to Race may be played by actress Kareena Kapoor.