‘Ghayal 2’ may not happen

While the trend of film franchises is only skyrocketing, Sunny Deol seems to have hit a roadblock in that department. Buzz is that the actor-filmmaker’s plans for Ghayal have collapsed. Well-placed industry sources attribute it to the asking budget of Rs 50-55 crore for production alone.

Too expensive?
The plans for the sequel have been making news for almost two years. Our source points out, “Since the first announcement, many action films have released. Not to forget, action is expensive.

To keep up with those standards and expectations, it wouldn’t be possible for Sunny to make his film on a lesser budget. However, the corporate studios felt it was a risky proposition. Because they’d have to spend another Rs 15 crore at least on print and advertising, putting the total investment at Rs 70 crore.”

Our informer further states that keeping the risk of investment in mind, corporate studios are doubtful about backing Sunny’s sequel plans for an action flick. “Comparatively, a medium budget sequel to a film like Yamla Pagla Deewana would have been a safer bet. Besides, an action film without any light moments might get a limited audience,” he points out.

Sunny Deol in Ghayal

This is not the first time Sunny’s sequel plans have been stalled. Previously, Ashwini Chaudhary, who was to direct the film featuring Deol as a professor, opted out. Reportedly, the actor-producer wanted to start the film in January, but the director was busy with post-production and promotion of Jodi Breakers.

However, Sunny’s spokesperson denied the film being shelved. She states, “After Ashwini Chaudhary left the film, the script underwent many changes. Writer Piyush Mishra has been brought on board to work on the screenplay and dialogue with Rahul Rawail. Once the writing is complete, we’ll begin the casting and pre-production work. We’ll start the film later this year.”

Past imperfect
Meanwhile, Sunny Deol’s much hyped directorial venture, The Man, has been shelved as well. More than half of the shooting done, an outdoor schedule was delayed as heroine Shilpa Shetty was tying the knot with then-beau Raj Kundra.

And now Shilpa is pregnant. The gap has been considerably long, so the completion of shoot seems impossible. A source associated with Sunny says, “The Man is over and done with. There’s no point digging up old graves now.”


  1. password 12 years ago

    Even if it is made, it won’t have the impact like the previous one nor will be a boxoffice success.

    • sputnik 12 years ago


      Why are you trying to comment without logging in? If you try to comment with a new user id it will go through moderation.

      aryan had posted that Trishna Trailer thread but when I told him it is a old trailer he asked me to delete that thread.

      “Waiting…. Waiting….. Waiting…..” comment is for the other post. Do you want me to move it to your password Id?

      • Password 12 years ago

        sputnik – I have commented after logging in. I also changed my name to fearlesssoul (My NG ID) and commented on few threads. It still is in moderation. so i changed it back to password.

        • sputnik 12 years ago

          Ok my bad. I did not know that comments go into moderation if you change your Id too.

          So do you want to change your Id to fearlesssoul? I can change that and approve your pending comments.

  2. Password 12 years ago

    Yup, make that happen 😀

    • sputnik 12 years ago

      Done. Just reply back to this comment to test if it is working.

  3. fearlesssoul 12 years ago

    Brilliant! Thank you 😀

  4. fearlesssoul 12 years ago

    you are based in UK or what? you are available more in the night than the day time of IST

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