The makers of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again launched the highly anticipated trailer in a way that went beyond just creativity. The cast of the film along with director Milan Luthria launched the first trailer of this sequel to the 2010 hit film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai at Kaliya Maidan in Filmcity, where the entire maidan was set up like a typical gangster mohalla, complete with the lighting, chawls filled with onlookers, food stalls and the small shops.
Beautifully addressing the theme and subject of the film, the cast made their entries as differently as the set. Akshay Kumar arrived in a vintage Mercedes and greeted the crowd with some standard dialogues from the film. Shoaib i-e Akshay’s character in the film then went to one of the chawls to bring his Yasmin and there came the lovely Sonakshi Sinha, wearing an outfit out of the trailer. Sonakshi did her ‘aadaab’ with “Dua mein yaad rakhna” and charmed the audience. It was getting better when Aslam i-e Imran Khan arrived in the mafia style on a bike, complete with a tapori look that could kill! The cast made their unique entries and invited Milan Luthria on stage.
The set of the launch had totally taken everyone in by surprise and Milan said, “Everyone has contributed to this set up, along with the creative team ofcourse. It has been a joint effort.”
Talking about the film, Milan said that writer Rajat Arora came to him with a script that was not one that could be refused and also stated that while OUATIM was about the struggle for power, the sequel is a love triangle and has romance in it.
“This time, it is personal you see!” he grinned.
Reportedly, this film is based on some underworld characters but the cast claims that it is purely fiction. As the sequel is set back in the 1980s, Imran Khan said that he had no problem going back in time. “I grew up watching the films of those times so I feel happy about being able to ape their style,” he stated. For the same, Sonakshi said, “Milan sir made it very easy for me to go back in time. I slept and woke up as Yasmin each day. It was an amazing experience” Akshay Kumar said,” Before I started films, I lived in Sion Koliwada. So whenever I pass my house there, I go back in time. That is why it was quite easy for me too.”
The launch was also graced by Jeetendra, Tusshaar Kapoor and Poonam Sinha.
Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Again is produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor and directed by Milan Luthria. The film is an Eid release and will hit the screens on 8th August 2013, clashing with Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express.
Here is the launch in pictures! Keep watching this space for more Bolly news!
Here is the trailer again in case you missed it!