Total Dhamaal has to wait!


By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, July 30 -- The third movie in the Dhamaal series will have to wait longer in the wings. Reason: producers plan to kick start the sequel to Masti (2004) over the next six months. Total Dhamaal with Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt, Ashish Chowdhry, Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffery is expected to go on floors next year immediately after Masti 2 wraps up.

Producer Ashok Thakeria confirms and says, "The audience has just watched the second movie from the Dhamaal series. So, we feel it's better to bring on the Masti sequel before Total Dhamaal. It will give everyone a breather." As of now, scripts are being worked out for both the films. The Masti sequel will feature most stars from the first movie including Riteish, Genelia D'Souza and Aftab Shivdasani.

The news on Total Dhamaal is that it's likely to feature two more names: Aftab Shivdasani and a cameo by Jacqueline Fernandez. Thakeria contends that the key cast will be the same as Double Dhamaal but it's early right now to discuss the rest of the line-up including Mallika Sherawat, who, during Double Dhamaal's premiere at IIFA, Toronto, walked the green carpet but didn't promote the movie.

It's also believed that director Indra Kumar is looking for replacements for Mallika and Kangna Ranaut for Total Dhamaal.