Bobby Deol’s bereavement makes Thank You’s Canada schedule go haywire

Personal setbacks and crises often mean losses worth crores for film producers especially if the film is shot abroad. But in the case of Anees Bazmee’s Thank You, where a long schedule in Toronto had to end suddenly because of Bobby Deol’s father-in-law illness and death, the loss runs into not just the production on-hand (Thank You) but also Boney Kapoor’s sequel to No Entry entitled Be Positive. While Boney has declared his next production would be the sequel to No Entry, Anees shocks by declaring that the script is not even close to being ready. Says Anees, "While I’ve an idea for the Hera Pheri sequel which I am working on for producer Feroz Nadiadwala I’ve absolutely no idea which way the sequel to No Entry would go. The comedy is the hardest genre to write. And I can’t plunge into a funny film until I’ve the script ready. I’ve just had no time to think about an idea for No Entry Part 2." With the Thank You schedule going haywire after Bobby’s abrupt departure from Toronto, Anees is now organizing a schedule in Mumbai to synchronize with the unfinished schedule in Toronto. Says Anees, "When Bobby had to leave from Toronto we still had one big song and some scenes to be shot. We’ve started the shoot in Mumbai from September 13. The song will come later ." It was meant to be a big chorus song featuring Irrfan Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Rimi Sen, Sunil Shetty and Bobby. Organizing the dates of all these actors was problematic. Sighs Anees, "This is the first time I’m doing two films together. Setbacks are bound to happen. We’ve to take it in our stride." One hopes Boney Kapoor too will Be Positive about Bobby Deol’s disrupted schedule.

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