Akshay Kumar to play Dawood in OUATIM
The sequel to the successful film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai will have Akshay Kumar playing the role of Dawood Ibrahim. In the original was about the rivalry between Haji Mastan (Ajay Devgn’s character was called Sultan) and Dawood (Emraan’s character was called Shoaib). Since Sultan dies in the end, the second part will focus on how Shoaib makes an empire around his name.
Since both Ajay and Emraan will not be a part of the sequel, its story will show the rise of Dawood to be played by Akshay Kumar. One more lead actor has to be finalised to play the rival to Dawood.
The sequel, yet to be titled, will be produced by Ekta Kapoor under her banner Balaji Films and directed by Milan Luthria.