Sajid Nadiadwala is yet to finish scripting of Salman Khan starrer ‘Kick’ sequel

Filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala, who is busy writing the sequel to ‘Kick’, says he was apprehensive about the box-office prospects of his 2014 directorial debut.

‘Kick’, which starred superstar Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles, went on to become one of the highest grossers of the year 2014.

“As a director, I was apprehensive about the outcome of ‘Kick‘ . As it scored well, it is my duty to get above that expectation. They have accepted me as a big debut Bollywood director. So, I should write something brilliant,” Sajid told PTI.

“Definitely it is difficult to maintain the Hollywood stylised action that we had in ‘Kick’. There are expectations from the sequel. Salman and I are friends from last 20 years and we have had 100 percent track record together,” Sajid said.

Action sequences of Salman Khan-starrer ‘Kick’ had created quite a buzz after its release and this time, if required the filmmaker might rope in Hollywood action director.

“If it’s action, I will definitely take some from there (Hollywood). I have two-three friends in Los Angeles… so, I will take them up for the film. For me, it is about story first. Action and everything else will come later.”

Sajid said he is not certain yet when he will begin the principal photography of the movie.

“I have started writing. I am not sure if will direct next year as I am yet to complete writing.” [sic]

There were reports the ‘Sultan’ star might do a double role.

When asked about it, Sajid said, “We are working on the film. He is making fantastic films like ‘Sultan’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan‘ … So, you have to be compete with those films.” [sic]

The filmmaker, however, clarified that Salman is not involved in the scripting of the sequel.

“He had an idea and we worked on it. But I work on my own. He is busy with his work.”

Inputs from PTI