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Saif Ali Khan reveals why he is not sure if he will be a part of Go Goa Gone 2

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2020 by saifalikhanonline

Go Goa Gone was not only the most loved films of 2013 but was also India’s first zombie comedy. Directed by Raj and DK, Go Goa Gone wasn’t a big box office success back then but over the years had attained a cult status with many fans asking and longing for a sequel. The sequel to Go Goa Gone had been in talks for a few years now and in fact, back in 2018, Saif had confirmed that the second part is in works and he will return as Boris in the sequel.

However, last year there were some reports of creative differences between producer Dinesh Vijan (he co-owned Illuminati with Saif) and director duo Raj and DK. And the reports also stated that the sequel is in jeopardy. However, a few days back the sequel of the film was announced with a poster that only carried the production houses Eros International and Maddock Films.

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‘Go Goa Gone 2’ release announced, will we see Saif Ali Khan back in cult zom-com?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2020 by saifalikhanonline

Ever since Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu, Vir Das, and Anand Tiwari starrer Go Goa Gona had released in 2013, audiences have been waiting for the news of the film’s sequel. Today, in an announcement, Eros films gave fans a surprise by declaring the release for the much-awaited sequel.

Eros international and Maddock films, the two powerhouses are coming together with the promise to provide wholesome mass entertainment like never before. The ‘zom-com’ promises to take off where the original ended and is slated for release in March 2021.

Eros Now also posted the announcement on their Instagram and captioned it saying, “One can try, but never really escape this trip! Eros international and Maddock Films reunite for, ‘Go Goa Gone 2′! Prepare yourself for the craziest sequel of the best ‘zom com’ as #GoGoaGone2 Releases in March 2021 #Dineshvijan @maddockfilms @Erosnow @ErosIntPlc.”

Talking about this collaboration, Dinesh Vijan, founder of Maddock Films said, “It’s been quite a journey from 2013, and I’m so excited we’re back again with this crazy ride! Go Goa Gone redefined many things, and we are gunning to do that again. The characters have stayed with us all this while and we are thrilled to bring them back to life! Sunil and I have had a great partnership and I’m excited to be back together especially for this film. We are finishing the final draft and we should roll by September 2020.”

Adding to this Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media said, “Go Goa Gone was a very special film and one that has an immense recall. It’s attained a cult status thus making it great for a franchise. It’s been a long time since Dinesh and I have worked and I’m excited to be collaborating with him once again.”

10 years of ‘Love Aaj Kal’: Imtiaz Ali pens a special post about the film starring Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on August 2, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Director Imtiaz Ali proved with his film ‘Love Aaj Kal’ that some characters and films stay etched deep in the audience’s hearts and leave a lasting impact. As the film starring Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan completed 10 years today, the director took to social media to share his thoughts on the changing dynamics of love and relationships in the modern-day.

“In these ten years after Love Aaj Kal, I see that the process of a love relationship has changed dramatically. The way young people think of relationship now, I could not have predicted ten years back. It’s fascinating and very inspiring,” he captioned his post that featured a poster of the film.

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Dinesh Vijan opens up on Go Goa Gone 2, and casting Saif Ali Khan for it

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

After the stupendous success of Stree in 2018, producer Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films has been looking forward to the next slate of his releases in 2019 with interesting stories. He was even looking forward to the sequel of Go Goa Gone as the producer was happy to collaborate with the cast again especially Saif Ali Khan. But, the dispute with writers and filmmakers of Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the producer decided to part ways with them on the project. While there hasn’t been a clear update on it, Dinesh Vijan has finally spoken about Go Goa Gone 2.

Dinesh Vijan revealed that he has had word with Saif Ali Khan on the sequel. “I spoke to Saif. And we need to get a script in place. That is the most important thing. So when spoke, he said that let’s find a great script out. And I think we are gonna get that started. And it has to be good on paper, right? There’s no sense of doing a sequel if what we have on paper is not strong. So, I think the intent is to get that done. So there is no point on making a sequel until you are strong on paper. I think that’s what Saif also believes and that’s what I also believe. We have wanted to but we haven’t done a film for a while. The intent is to, you know, put together a fantastic script and we’ll get into it once Luka Chuppi releases,” Dinesh said.

Go Goa Gone 2 will bring back the original cast – Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari together for yet another interesting story.

Producer Dinesh Vijan is excited to work with Saif Ali Khan on ‘Go Goa Gone 2’

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on October 5, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

When ‘Go Goa Gone’ released in 2013, the film was the first of its kind – an Indian zombie comedy – and thanks to its edgy plot, it amassed a fan base. Directed by Raj and DK, the film featured Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta and Anand Tiwari.

Now, we hear that a sequel to the film is in the works. In a recent interview, producer Dinesh Vijan shared that ‘Go Goa Gone 2’ will go on floors next year. At the moment, they are waiting for the director duo to finish the script, a draft of which will be ready by the end of this month.

Talking about his association with Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh said that the most exciting part about ‘Go Goa Gone 2’ is getting to work with Saif again. He said that it has been a while and that he really missed him. In the past, the two have collaborated as producers on films like ‘Love Aaj Kal’ (2009), ‘Cocktail’ (2012) and ‘Agent Vinod’ (2015). Dinesh even addressed the reports that the two had their share of differences, but that’s a thing of the past.

Open endings in Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Go Goa Gone’, ‘Stree’ make for a sequel: Raj Nidimoru

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

The overwhelming response to their films with unique plots — zombie apocalypse in “Go Goa Gone” and the urban legend of Nale Ba in “Stree” — has inspired Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK to take these stories forward.

The director duo have started work on “Go Goa Gone” follow-up. The 2013 film featured Saif Ali Khan, Vir Das and Kunal Kemmu that went on to be a surprise hit.

This year, Raj and DK wrote and produced “Stree”. The film starred Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi.

“Both the films have an open-ended story because we think as a filmmaker there is more to it. In case of ‘Go Goa Gone’, the first one was unique because there was no precedent to it, like a stoner, a slacker film.

“When we make part two, we give little bit of that (world) and bring something new. Our challenge is that this film should stand out on its own and make it as unique and wacky as possible,” Raj told .

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Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan reunite for Go Goa Gone 2

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Dinesh reveals that while they aren’t back together for good, they’re taking things as they come.

When Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan decided to set up Illuminati Films in 2009, the former was the face of the company, and the latter was the experienced producer. After producing a few films like Love Aaj Kal and Cocktail, Dinesh decided to pursue direction, and Saif decided to move on from the partnership. Now, they’re all set to reunite to bankroll the sequel to Go Goa Gone.

Dinesh reveals that while they aren’t back together for good, they’re taking things as they come. “Saif and I have had a fantastic journey. We worked very hard, but we were also lucky to taste the kind of success that we did. We had a natural partnership that worked. Right now, the only film that we are planning to make is the sequel to Go Goa Gone, because we worked together on the first part. We’re taking it one step at a time,” he says.

The producer also denies that he’s had any discussion with Saif regarding a sequel to Hindi Medium. “I haven’t spoken to anyone about the Hindi Medium sequel. The only film we are working on together is the GGG sequel, which Raj and Krishna are currently writing,” he says.

When we ask him about speculations doing the round regarding the film’s casting, he tells us, “We have just completed the first draft of the script. We will only move ahead with casting when we have the final draft and clarity on Irrfan Khan’s situation. Until then, everything is just speculation.”