Arjun Kapoor replaces Akshay Kumar in ‘Namastey London’ sequel

Akshay Kumar has been replaced by Arjun Kapoor to star in the sequel to blockbuster ‘Namastey London’ which starred Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead. The film tentatively titled, 'Namastey England'.

Director Vipul Shah took the opportunity to announce the sequel to his 2007 hit – ‘Namastey London’ with an altogether new cast. 'Namastey England' script will also be totally different.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Arjun loved the original film and is happy to be part of the sequel. The source informed, “Arjun was keen because the franchise provides a unique perspective on how Indians are looked at internationally and vice versa. But he wanted to make sure that Akshay had no problems about the franchise moving forward without him, before signing on the dotted line. Last month, Akshay and Vipul who have been close friends and have collaborated on a dozen films over the last two decades, mutually agreed to go ahead with Arjun. The film will roll early 2018 and like the original, will be shot in Punjab and the UK.”

Talking about the similarities of the sequel with the prequel, the source added, “The second film too has been scripted in a manner to appeal to expats and has a Punjabi and Brit flavour.”

Not only the film but the song of 'Namstey London' also became a chartbuster.