Director Sangeeth Sivan will finally begin shooting a long schedule of Yamla Pagla Deewana (YPD) 2 in London from September 5. The film stars the Deols — Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby — who will reprise their roles of Dharam, Paramvir and Gajodhar. Maintaining the spirit of the first part of YPD, the second one has a totally different story laced with comedy and thrills. Dharmendra’s character has him performing with the emotional grit of Anupama and the spontaneity of Chupke Chupke.
Says a source, “The Deols share an excellent rapport with Sangeeth Sivan. The film, though showcasing foreign locales, will have a rare Indianness about it. A while ago, the stars were in London scouting for locations. Though delayed, the project is finally rolling.”
Though the sequel was announced immediately after the film released in January 2011, it has taken the Deols one and half years to get going. Samir Karnik directed the first outing and there was buzz that Rahul Rawail would direct the second part, but finally Sivan was roped in.
The film also marks the third time that the Deol family is cast together after Apne (2007) and YPD. The film’s title is inspired from the song Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana from Dharam’s 1975 film Pratigya.