Even as Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai completed 100 days last week, Ekta Kapoor and Milan Luthria have started work on the sequel.
Interestingly, none of the three key stars of the film Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Kangna Ranaut will feature in the sequel, says a media report.
Says a source, “Ajay died in the first part of the film. While Emraan was originally supposed to do the film, a few changes in the script recently have prompted his exit. As for the female lead, Balaji has decided to induct another actress in the sequel.”
The Diwali card party held at Kapoor's Juhu residence on Saturday was also a celebration for the film's unprecedented box office success.
“Ekta is very happy with Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai, and she will leave no stone unturned for the sequel,” added the source.
What remains to be seen is if Ekta's best friend Prachi Desai, who was also a part of the film gets to retain her place.