“Namastey Canada”, which will mark Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s return to direction after seven years, has been locked for release on December 7, 2018.
The movie will feature “Ishaqzaade” actors Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor. It was the box office run of “Namastey London”, which prompted Shah to announce “Namastey Canada”. But it is not a sequel to the former, the makers said in a statement issued on Thursday.
It will go on the floors early next year and will be shot in the serene locations of Punjab and Canada. Shah, who has joined hands for the project with Jayantilal Gada, is currently consumed in the pre-production process of the movie.
Initially it was Akshay and Sonakshi who were to play the lead in the film but things did not materialize in the desired direction. Akshay had date issues and wanted Vipul Shah to push the film’s shoot, but the director could not push the film which led to the change of the cast.
In an earlier interview to Mid-Day, a source told the tabloid, “The project took some time to get finalised and Akshay got busy with other projects, including Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Padman, 2.0 and Gold. So, Vipul signed Parineeti and Arjun for the film. Both, Akshay and Vipul own the Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the Namastey series, and when the filmmaker approached him for the rights, the actor refused to part with the titles Namastey London 2 or Namastey England. He told Vipul that he may want to produce and act in Namastey England later. So, the filmmaker had no choice but to change the title to Namastey Canada.”
And considering the first part of the film was quite a hit, this one is seriously awaited!