By RAHUL RAUT
After tickling the funny bones of audiences with ‘Golmaal Again’, Ajay Devgn is now gearing up to begin his yet another comedy movie. Indra Kumar’s movie ‘Total Dhamaal’ which stars Ajay in the central role, will go on floors on December 15 in Lucknow.
Indra Kumar who is helming this movie produced by Ashok Thakeria confirmed the news, saying: “It is Ajay Devgn’s film and his role is simply outstanding! He is there right from the beginning to the end and it’s a full-fledged role like Sanjay Dutt had earlier in the last two Dhamaals. We are doing a recce in UP and Lucknow and will start shooting for the film with Ajay from December this year.”
According to reports, the makers will shoot an extensive first schedule in Lucknow and all the major characters of the film will take part. Ajay Devgn who has almost completed his film with Rajkumar Gupta will also join the set.
‘Total Dhamaal’ is the third instalment of ‘Dhamaal’ franchise. Just like ‘Golmaal’, this is also one of the most popular franchises for comedy viewers. However, the upcoming movie in the series will have some changes in cast. Sanjay Dutt who played a police officer in all the previous parts has been replaced with Ajay Devgn. Apart from that, Madhuri Dixit Nene has also joined the team and she will be seen opposite Anil Kapoor who is reprising his character from ‘Double Dhamaal’ (2011).
Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffery and Ashish Chaudhary who played the leading roles in previous two instalments have been retained in this film, too. ‘Total Dhamaal’ is said to be an out and out family entertainer just like ‘Dhamaal’ and ‘Double Dhamaal’.
PS:- Buzz in trade is that ‘Total Dhamaal’ might release in Diwali 2018. Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Thugs of Hindostaan’ is already scheduled to release during that festive occasion, so it would be interesting to see if both these movies clash at the box office next year.