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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.”

Tight budget, good planning & wacky content for Saif Ali Khan’s Go Goa Gone 2

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

From crediting their first feature film Flavors to be their film school to the commercial viability of making a sequel to their 2013-film Go Goa Gone, director duo Raj Nidimoru-Krishna DK reveals it all.

Five years after zombie comedy Go Goa Gone, the director duo Raj Nidimoru & Krishna D.K. have announced its sequel. The original film starred Saif Ali Khan, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari and Kunal Kemmu in key roles and the quadruple is set to reprise their roles. But did you know the makers never intended a sequel to the 2013-released film?

“Basically we never intended a sequel to Go Goa Gone as it was always about making the next unique film. But with this one film, we have been reminded year after year that we must do a sequel. So we have been thinking about it,” says Raj in an exclusive interaction with

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Saif Ali Khan: Dinesh Vijan wanted to do something of his own…

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on August 9, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

It has been a month since the sequel to the zombie comedy, ‘Go Goa Gone’, was announced. Being written by Raj DK and Krishna Nidimoru, the premise of the second instalment is supposedly in sync with the first part that released in 2013 and had a sizeable box office collection. Saif Ali Khan will not only reprise his character, Boris who will be on different mission, but will also back it with his former producer partner Dinesh Vijan who parted ways with him a few years ago. The film is expected to go on floors sometime next year with Saif’s brother-in-law Kunal Kemmu and comedian Vir Das playing their respective characters. It was back in 2014 that Saif and Dinesh had decided to go their separate ways as filmmakers.

Returning to one of their last big successes must be a great feeling. When we posed this to Saif, he told us, “I think we wasted an opportunity to monetise our company Illuminati Films. We could have done so much with it. We could have sold it to someone. We were making some really good films together. Even in these years, we have not shut our company. I think we parted ways because Dinu wanted to do something of his own. When you set up a company like Illuminati, one can do so many businesses. We could have done it back then, maybe we still can – exploiting rights, etc. Who knows? Right now, I’m just happy doing ‘Go Goa Gone 2’ together with Dinu.”

Saif Ali Khan opens up on his film with daughter Sara Ali Khan, Sacred Games and Go Goa Gone 2

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , on July 15, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

After impressing the world with his digital debut in Sacred Games, actor Saif Ali Khan spoke about the complexities of his character, his upcoming films and much more.

From movies to the biggest platform in the digital space. Was there any transition?

I haven’t thought about it in terms of a transition. There hasn’t been any movement as such. It is just another platform on which I can act. But it is a very creative platform and they have invested heavily in it. It is a premium digital platform. It is an exciting and liberating space to perform in. It is great. I would love to do one of these every year.

My management agency, Exceed Entertainment, has great acumen and foresight in identifying opportunities and new outlets and Sacred Games was a definitive yes from them from the word go. The endeavour was that the quality of work should meet global expectations and we, collaboratively, hope we have accomplished that.

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Confirmed: Saif Ali Khan and co to return to Goa

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

The sequel to Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s 2013 zombie comedy will take off in February 2019

Sai Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu and Vir Das are all set to reunite for the sequel of director-duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s 2013 zombie comedy, Go Goa Gone. While the trio reprises their characters, the makers are working on some new additions to the cast.

Raj Nidimoru said, “Go Goa Gone was an innovative subject. We weren’t thinking of a sequel back then, even though we had kept it open-ended. Over the years, people have asked us to come up with a sequel, so we figured it’s about time. It’s been five years since the first film, so we will play with the timeline now. DK and I are brainstorming on how to explore the five-year gap between both films. We are bringing Saif back as Boris, the zombie slayer, but will be adding an extra element to the character. We are retaining the entire cast as they were the core of the film, be it humour, camaraderie or bromance.”

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