Blame it on Vishal Bhardwaj, Neil Nitin Mukesh has opted out of Tigmanshu Dhulia's proposed sequel to Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster (SBAG) because the role of a sadistic husband had already been done by him in Vishal Bhardwaj's Saat Khoon Maaf. Contrary to the impression being given by the producers of Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster, Neil Nitin Mukesh was not "replaced" in the SBAG sequel. "I opted out. I had already played the horny mean husband in Saat Khoon Maaf. Doing it again would have made no sense," explains Neil.
To the producer's claim that Irrfan Khan has stepped into the part that Neil was ousted from, Neil sniggers, "Everyone wants to show that the right to choose is his. It doesn't make any difference to me."
Neil had in principle, said yes to the role. He explains, "But then on paper the character came out much older. At this point in my career I don't want to repeatedly play older, mean characters, especially after Saat Khoon Maaf."
Neil admits there are lots of similarities between the characters in Saat Khoon Maaf and SBAG 2, "Before the final draft of the script was sent to me, I was quite kicked by doing the mean act again. But after I read the script I found a lot of similarities between this script and Saat Khoon Maaf."
Interestingly, the sequel purports to bring back Randeep Hooda from the dead. His character died in SBAG. But he is being touted as a part of the sequel, prompting a former associate of the director to wonder if Hooda plays a ghost in the film. Randeep Hooda himself is clueless as to how he would return to the film.
Significantly, Sunil Bohra who was a partner in the production of Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster has opted out of the sequel. Sources close to Bohra claim he couldn't see eye to eye with the director any more.
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