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‘Fukrey 2′ put on hold, says director


Mumbai: Director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba says he has put on hold the sequel of “Fukrey” and will be starting his next comic venture sometime this year.

Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, “Fukrey” turned out to be a surprise hit. After which the makers decided to make a sequel.

“We were working on ‘Fukrey 2′ but we were not that happy with the script. We are trying to crack on the right idea. So we have kept that project on hold,” Lamba told.

The 2013 coming-of-age comedy film starred Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Richa Chadha, Vishakha Singh, and Priya Anand in the lead roles.

Lamba is working on another film, a comedy which will also be backed by Excel Entertainment.

“We have started working on another script. We have locked another script which is an out-and-out comedy. Casting for the film is underway. We have couple of names but don’t want to talk about it,” Lamba said.

The shooting for this film will start mid this year or by end of this year.

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