The comic director Rohit Shetty is caught in a tragic situation. He quickly needs to decide if he wants to his next film to be Golmaal 3 or the sequel to All The Best.
As if making the Golmaal series was not enough, now Rohit Shetty is all set to turn All The Best into a sequel-franchise.
That’s right! Shetty is all set to prepare All The Best 2. The decision was taken even before the first film was released. And while the male cast will remain constant, the ladies will keep changing with each film in the series.
Says Shetty, “We saw the film the week before the release and everyone was completely taken up by the idea of a sequel. So I said, why not? I don’t mind doing Golmaal and All The Best kind of films my entire career. Making people laugh is not easy.”
So which comes first? That’s the dilemma. Says Rohit Shetty, “Golmaal 3 and All The Best 2, both have only one thing in common, Ajay Devgn. By now the two of us are an inseparable team. I can’t dream of making anything without him. I’ve two ideas for the third part of Gomaal and one for the sequel to All The Best. Whichever shapes up better, I’ll go ahead with that one first. Golmaal 3 will again have all the characters caught in a situation that takes place in a house.”
Golmaal 3 will feature the same male cast including Arshad Warsi, who had earlier annoyed the Golmaal team by expressing his displeasure over the length of his role in Golmaal Returns. Grins Rohit, “I was initially angry with Arshad. Now it’s all sorted out. And I’ll be narrating Golmaal 3 to Arshad.”
The credit goes to Rohit Shetty, for holding the directorial franchise to two of the biggest ‘brand’ sequels of Bollywood. However, the pressure to move to the next level of success is equally intense from both the brands.
Apparently, in the wake of the ovation for All The Best, the Golmaal producers, Asthavinayak, want Shetty to immediately start Part 3 of the existing series. Shetty’s pal, Ajay Devgn, however, feels another All The Best is the need of the hour. Devgn, who is part of both Golmaal and All The Best series, is the producer of the latter, and also a close pal of Rohit Shetty.
Chances are there might be a spillover and a crossover of cast and crew between Rohit Shetty’s two brand sequels. Sanjay Dutt, who has become a hot favourite with director Shetty and All The Best producer Ajay Devgn, may have a role in Golmaal 3.
Adds Ajay Devgn, “Rohit and I do share a certain vibe. And yes, we’re in two minds about which to get into first. The script, gags, jokes and the overall comedy has to be funnier in the next film. We can’t have repetitive gags in the sequels. Then the audience will lose faith in the franchise.”