Salman Khan fans embrace yourselves: Devil is coming back on Christmas 2019
Salman Khan fans have all the more reason to dance like there’s no tomorrow. Filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala has announced the sequel to his 2014 blockbuster film Kick. Yes, Devi Lal Singh aka Devil is coming back on Christmas 2019 in Kick 2. Nadiadwala had directed Kick and if reports are to be believed he will be donning the director’s hat this time as well.
Kick, an official remake of a Telugu movie of the same name, featured Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles while Nawazuddin Siddiqui essayed the primary antagonist’s character in the film. The prequel revolved around Salman’s character who is always looking for `kick’ (excitement) in his life.
Further details about Kick 2 is yet to be unwrapped but some early reports suggest that Salman Khan might be seen in a double role in this movie. As a matter of fact, Kick 2 has already released in Telugu and performed well at the box office. When Ravi Teja was asked if Salman Khan's remaking his Kick 2, the Telugu actor replied in the negative. "I don't think Salman's 'Kick 2' will be a remake of my 'Kick 2'. I know the Hindi producers were waiting for 'Kick 2' to come out. But I think they have other plans," Bollywood Hungama quoted Ravi Teja as saying.
Moreover, Ravi Teja and Salman reportedly had a conversation regarding their respective Kick 2 versions at the 60th birthday bash of Chiranjeevi. Apparently, Salman Khan was curious about 'Kick 2' in Telugu and was surprised to know that Ravi also essayed a double role in the movie.
Actresses Amy Jackson, Sonakshi Sinha and Kriti Sanon were being speculated as the contenders for the leading lady’s character.
In 2019, Salman Khan will have one more mind-blowing release, Bharat, which will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. The preparation for the patriotic-action film is going in full swing and the shoot will commence from April. The movie is a remake of the Korean film Ode to My Father and is aiming for an Eid 2019 release. The original movie chronicled the history of Korea from the 1950s.
The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor is currently having the gala time of his career. His position as the box-office king was reconfirmed earlier this year with the phenomenal success of Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tiger Zinda Hai. Needless to say, his fans are waiting for his upcoming films with bated breath. But Salman too once went through a rough patch in his career which lasted from 2003 to 2009. He finally tasted success after a long time with Prabhu Deva's Wanted in 2009. The film restarted the trend of hero-oriented potboilers with south styled action scenes. But wanted step out of his comfort zone, and so he attempted to shift from hardcore no-brainers to more sensible subjects. Though Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Sultan (2016) worked for him as the films had the action dosage which audiences look forward to in Salman’s films, Tubelight (2017) was a box office disaster. It seems that Salman has now realised that he should stick to what he does best.
Salman is currently busy with Remo D’Souza’s Race 3 which is set to the hit the cinema halls on Eid 2018.