News|February 9, 2011 11:10 pm

Akshay Kumar in Once Upon…Sequel

It’s not Emraan Hashmi who will essay the role of Dawood in a sequel of Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, but it is Mr. Khiladi, who will play a character of underworld don.

Akshay will play the lead role in Ekta’s Once Upon… sequel, which would be again directed by Millian Luthria. The sequel of the flick will focus on the life of the dreaded underworld figure. The sequel would be more like an action thriller. A source says,

“The sequel will pick up from where the first film (Emraan Hashmi had played a young Dawood) ended.

The original focused on the rivalry between Haji Mastan (Ajay Devgn’s character was called Sultan) and Dawood (Emraan’s character was called Shoaib).

Since Sultan dies in the end, the second part will focus on how Shoaib makes an empire around his name.”

Chances are that the sequel might have a completely different plot. The source adds,

“Ekta is considering the option of having a completely new script, with no relation to the first film. Since both Ajay and Emraan won’t make it to the sequel, it gives the director scope to tell a new story.”

“Talks are on to finalise the second lead. The second character will be play his rival and will have several high-octane action scenes.”

Let’s wait and see whether Mr. Khiladi would be able to create the same magic as the previous one did!