The fifth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to start today but the Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi has insisted that he is not scared of it at all rather he wants IPL to be scared of his forthcoming movie ‘Jannat 2’, which is a sequel to the 2008 hit film ‘Jannat’.
The original movie ‘Jannat’ did quite well at the Box Office but it was released during the IPL season back in 2008 and its second instalment is also scheduled to hit the cinemas during this year’s busy cricket season on May 4.
“Last time, even ‘Jannat’ was released during IPL and there was so much buzz about the tournament at that time. There was a match of Kolkata Knight Riders and we had gone to Kolkata to promote our film,” Emraan said at the music launch of ‘Jannat 2’ last evening.
“That time, all the theatres were almost full… we had almost got 100 per cent opening for ‘Jannat’. We are hoping it continues for ‘Jannat 2’ as well. We are not scared of IPL…but IPL should be scared of us,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mukesh Bhatt, who is co-producing the movie along with Mahesh Bhatt, backed up Emraan. A confident Bhatt while sharing his thoughts with the media said that his film will storm the threats no matter whatever match would there be.
Bhatt said, “When IPL came for the first time, we were not afraid to release our film, then why should we be afraid this time? We are sure that our film will captivate audience. Like Emraan said, IPL must be scared of us and not we. We will storm the theatres whatever match it may be, ‘Jannat 2’ will be a match-winning team.”
‘Jannat’ was all about betting in cricket but its sequel is about illegal trading in arms and ammunition.
The much-awaited film will feature Emraan Hashmi in the lead role whereas Esha Gupta will play a role opposite to him.