Director Vipul Amrutlal Shah has clarified his upcoming romantic drama, which is tentatively titled 'Namastey England', is not a sequel to his 2007 Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Namastey London'.

Vipul Shah
Vipul Shah

Akshay, 47, is in "advanced negotiations" to star in the movie, which has been set for 2016 release.

It will be co-produced by Kriarj Entertainment Pvt Ltd and Essel Vision Productions.

'Namastey London' also starred Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor and Upen Patel. It followed the story of a Punjabi man (Akshay), who goes to London to pursue his NRI wife (Katrina).

Besides directing it, Vipul Shah also produced the film.