According to reports doing the rounds, filmmaker Vipul Shah is all set make a sequel to his 2008 Akshay Kumar-starrer Singh Is Kinng, with his Namaste England hero Arjun Kapoor in the lead.
But when we reach out to Vipul, he’s quick to dismiss the reports as false. “I have no idea where this news has come from. Sigh Is Kinng is a copyrighted title owned by me and Akshay Kumar. And if a sequel to the film is made, Akshay will have a huge say in it. Right now, there is no script in place,” he says.
Meanwhile, the filmmaker, who’s experiencing a lull since the failure of his 2009 film London Dreams, is hoping to strike gold with his upcoming release — Namaste England. He calls his past failures a huge learning experience.
“I think every filmmaker, even the greatest, has seen failure. In general, if you look at the careers of successful people, their successes and failures are almost on par. But people remember them for the good films that they have made. So you shouldn’t worry about failure. Even though London Dreams didn’t do well, a lot of ad filmmakers have said that they use the film as a kind of manual to teach their juniors how to make a film,” Vipul says.