Director Neeraj Pandey has informed that Baby 2, sequel of 2015 hit film Baby featuring actor Akshay Kumar is being planned. He added that the shooting of Crack will be started next year. Speculations were rife from quite some time that Crack will go on floors this November but the director refuted the reports. This year, Naam Shabana, spin-off of Baby was released and it featured Taapsee Pannu in the lead.
Talking about taking ahead the Baby franchise, Neeraj said in an interview, "We have plans for the Baby franchise. We will hopefully come out with 'Baby 2' in 2019. It will be a sequel."
There were reports that Crack will go on floors in November this year but Neeraj denied it saying the makers are yet to chalk out a proper schedule.
"We are still working on the schedule. We are not going on floors in November. We are wrapping work on 'Aiyaary' by September-October. So, technically it will not be possible for us to jump onto another film. We are working on the script. I hope it will happen next year," Neeraj said.
In November 2016, Akshay Kumar had announced on Twitter about teaming up with Neeraj for "Crack", which was slated to release on Independence Day this year.
He had also shared the first look of the film which showed a broken pair of spectacles.
But Crack got delayed and rumours of the film being shelved started doing the rounds.
"Sometimes the schedule does not work out or sometimes there is another reason for the film to not go on floors. It just happened that the slot.. when it was going to go on the floors, did not happen and then I began work on 'Aiyaary'. Now we are working on matching our schedule," Neeraj said.
The director, who made his directorial debut with A Wednesday in 2008, will complete nine years in the film industry, tomorrow.
(With PTI Inputs)