Ace director Priyadarshan is back to make another Bollywood hit. According to Priyadarshan, the script for a film that has been finalized with Malayalam film industry’s superstar Mohanlal, will be used to make a Bollywood flick with Akshay Kumar.
The director who has given hits like Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Hera Pheri, Garam Masala amongst several others was laying low from making movies due to personal issues. Priyadarshan also believes the reason for that was the fault in his stars amongst other personal reasons. Now that his stars are aligned, the actor is ready to make two Bollywood bangers, one with Akshay Kumar and another with Arjun Kapoor.
“I have lined up two projects in Bollywood. One is with Akshay Kumar and the second one is for Arjun Kapoor. Again this year, I have one film in Malayalam and it will be with Mohanlal. I have now finalised a script for my Mohanlal film, which will go on the floors shortly. Then I realised that this can be used for my next Bollywood project with Kumar. So if everything is fine, both these projects would be done side by side,” Priyadarshan stated at the announcement of the new Malayalam TV channel Janam TV of which he is the chairman.
When asked about his reason for staying away from Bollywood Priyadarshan added, “Yes, and then came things in my personal life as my wife Lissy has filed a divorce case. All in all, I was disturbed. Moreover, my stars also were not that favourable. Now, I think, there has been a change in that and hence I decided to get back to full-time work.”
Priyadarshan’s last film in 2013, Rangrezz starring Jaccky Bhagnani did not fare well. The director has done over 88 films over the years in several South languages and Bollywood.