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“Question Ashtavinayak about the delay of Mr. Fraud” – Abbas Mustan

Even though they are living with Mr. Fraud for close to two years, they continue to be passionate about the film. Not just that, there is certainly an emotional quotient attached with the film since for director duo of Abbas Mustan, this would have been their second action comedy in recent times after Shah Rukh Khan starrer Baadshah. Besides, this is also the first time that they are working with Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgan. However, their hands seem to be tied up for the moment since Mr. Fraud hasn’t quite been making progress even though a major part of the principal shoot (close to 70%) has already been completed. So what exactly is going wrong? Says Abbas calmly without showing any signs of irritation, “Ab yeh to aap producers se hi poochiye (Now ask this question to Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd., who are producing the film)! We are ready to get started any time they want; we have our dates available as after Race, we don’t have anything else on floors.” Even though the film was started way back in 2006 and was supposed to arrive in September that year, some or the other problem plagued this Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu, Tanushree Datta and Anuj Sawhney starrer. While Sanju’s personal problems were the reason behind the delay in the film, there were hassles around combination dates of all the stars as well which resulted in the film’s shoot getting postponed. “For us, Mr. Fraud is a very interesting project”, continues Abbas, “We love what we have shot so far and the script is the kind which yet again is quite different for Hindi film audience. Also, the unique combination of Sanju, Ajay, Bipasha and Tanushree makes it special.” He goes on to add, “Sanjay Dutt has already shot for his solo lead film Kidnap which is again produced by Ashtavinayak. Now it’s upon Ashtavinayak people to let us know when they want us to resume the film’s shoot.” Meanwhile, the director duo, fresh after the super-success of Race, are continuing to build upon their production plans. After signing Rumi Jaffrey, Rohit Jugraj and Nishikanth Kamat for directing films for their production house, they are also working on the script of their next film for which they will be donning the director’s hat.

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