Renowned filmmaker Priyadarshan is returning to Bollywood almost after six years and fans are happy than ever. Earlier, the speculations were doing rounds that the director might choose Hera Pheri 3 for his comeback but now, he’ll be coming with Hungama 2. While his film features Meezaan Jaffery and Paresh Rawal in lead, he has something to say about Ayushmann Khurrana, Kartik Aaryan and Sidharth Malhotra.

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Priyadarshan revealed that he earlier approached Ayushmann Khurrana, Kartik Aaryan and Sidharth Malhotra but none of them couldn’t hack it as the main lead and eventually, Meezaan joined the cast. Also, he spilled the beans on the film’s remaining shoot and theme.

Hungama 2 Director Priyadarshan SLAMS Ayushmann Khurrana & Kartik Aaryan: "Maybe They Thought I Am An Outdated"
Hungama 2 Director Priyadarshan SLAMS Ayushmann Khurrana & Kartik Aaryan: “Maybe They Thought I Am Outdated”

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While talking to PTI, Priyadarshan said, “I didn’t go directly to meet them but my concept was narrated to a lot of actors like Ayushmann Khurrana, Kartik Aaryan and Sidharth Malhotra. They all refused to do the film (Hungama 2′). Now, I am working with Meezaan. They all refused because maybe they thought I am an outdated director because I was out of the Hindi film industry for five years.”

He further stated that he never strives hard to get any particular actor on board and rather prefers working with those, who has faith in his vision. “They seemed disinterested. They don’t tell it to you on your face. I don’t like to beg actors and (I) prefer to work with somebody who believes in me. Many times when you request an actor to do a film, they show respect to you, offer you coffee and nicely they will avoid you, because maybe they don’t trust you,” he added.

Speaking about the theme of Hungama 2, he said that the film is just like the first part with lots of misunderstanding and fun.

“We had 12 more days of shoot left. We were to shoot in Kullu-Manali, there was one song and few scenes left. Almost 80 percent of the film is complete. We could have finished the film by now if not for coronavirus. I enjoyed doing the film, I am happy with it. I hope when people see it, they like it too,” he signed off.

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