Salman & Arbaaz are both keen on getting a third director in for the next instalment that will star Sonakshi, and perhaps Iulia Vantur too.
Filmmakers seem to display diminishing interest in a franchise over a period of time. Either they lose interest in a way, making half-baked sequels, or the latter parts don’t have enough stories, and so they want others to direct them.
Sujoy Ghosh, who made the first Kahaani and Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh, says that he wants to give the third part away to someone else to direct it. “The third one will happen when we have a new story to tell. Maybe I will ask someone else to direct the third part,” says Ghosh, adding that he wants, “Someone who has a new and interesting perspective.”
Ditto with producer-turned-director Arbaaz Khan. After getting Abhinav Kashyap in with his script to direct the first part of Dabangg, Arbaaz stepped in to direct the second part, after the Khan brothers fell out with Abhinav. Now, Salman and Arbaaz are both keen on getting a third director in for the next instalment that will star Sonakshi Sinha, and perhaps Iulia Vantur too. “I may have a little too much on my hands, and hence may get someone else to direct,” admits Arbaaz.
Aditya Chopra too replaced Sanjay Gadhvi in the third part of the Dhoom series, getting Vijay Krishna Acharya to direct the third installment with Aamir Khan. This after Sanjay had directed the first two movies with John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan in the first two parts.
And the ones who persist seem to be having troubles too, like Ram Gopal Varma, who just released the third part of his Sarkar series with Amitabh Bachchan has seen a very cold response for his sequel on the box office.