‘Thank You’ is not ‘No Entry Part 2’: Bazmee

Mumbai, March 6 (Calcutta Tube) Writer-director Anees Bazmee says he doesn’t mix ‘n’ match scripts with projects like women colour-coordinate their clothes and clarifies that his forthcoming romantic comedy ‘Thank You’ is not part two of his 2005 hit ‘No Entry’.

‘I read that my script for ‘Thank You’ is actually the script that I wrote for the sequel to ‘No Entry’. Ab aap bataayiye (now you tell me), am I so foolish that I’d just mix ‘n’ match scripts with projects like women colour-coordinate their clothes?

‘And if I had actually given over the script of ‘No Entry Mein Entry’ (‘No Entry 2’) to another producer, would Boney Kapoor (who produced ‘No Entry’) have been happy with me?

‘For the record, the script of ‘No Entry Mein Entry’ is in progress. The idea for ‘Thank You’ came to me when I was shooting a song with Akshay Kumar and Katrina in Egypt. We decided then and there to make ‘Thank You’.’

‘Thank You’ is said to be about three married guys who romance other women and originally Katrina was supposed play the lead opposite Akshay, but later Sonam Kapoor stepped in.

‘Some people are spreading these baseless stories about my projects. They won’t spare a bachcha (kid) like Aarya Babbar either. Some people wrote he abandoned my location in Bangkok for ‘Ready’ to join Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan in Chandigarh for ‘Joker’ because they are like his family.

‘For the record, even our unit is like one big family. Aarya did not desert our shooting. He left when there was a break, and with my permission. Please spare the boy. He’s trying to establish himself,’ he said.

Bazmee’s first big hit was Ajay Devgn and Kajol starrer 1998 romantic comedy ‘Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha’. And he also gave hits like ‘Welcome and ‘Singh Is Kinng’ with Akshay.

He is currently busy shooting ‘Ready’ with Salman Khan in Bangkok and supervising the post-production ‘Thank You’ here.

‘I’ve two big back-to-back releases, first ‘Thank You’ and then ‘Ready’. I suppose that’s too much for my well-wishers to digest. I request them to let me do my work in peace. The rest I leave to god and the audience,’ said the director.

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