Actress Prachi Desai, who played gangster Shoaib’s love interest Mumtaz in “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai”, was surprised to know that Sonali Bendre will reprise her role in the forthcoming sequel “Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara!”.
If the reports are to be believed, the sequel depicts a time leap where Shoaib, earlier played by Emraan Hashmi, has become a don and his sweetheart Mumtaz is now a middle-aged woman. In the sequel, Akshay Kumar will reprise Shoaib’s character.
“It was a huge surprise for me when I came to know that Sonali Bendreji will reprise my role in “Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!”. I am a huge fan of hers,” Prachi said.
“She is gorgeous. I feel there would not have been a better choice to play the part that I played in ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai’,” she added.
Prachi expressed her views at an iftar party thrown by Ekta Kapoor, who is the producer of “Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara!”.
Meanwhile, there were reports of a rift between Prachi and Ekta due to her ouster from the cast of “Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara!”. Since then she has been keeping away from Ekta’s events.
Reacting to them, the 24-year-old said: “We (Ekta and I) have always maintained that everything is great between us. I think this is more than any big proof for everybody that I am here. I am happy to be here (at Ekta’s iftar party).”
Prachi was launched as an actress by Ekta through her daily soap “Kasamh Se”.
“Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara” also features Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan and hits the screens Friday.