Don’t have time for Bollywood: Venkat Prabhu

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Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu, who is awaiting the release of forthcoming Tamil actioner “Masss”, says the plan for Hindi remake of his film “Mankatha” has not been shelved, but he’s most likely not going to direct it as he doesn’t have time.

Prabhu’s “Mankatha” with Tamil star Ajith Kumar was one of the biggest hits of his career.

“I’ve had meetings with Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham but nothing has materialised. ‘Mankatha’ was supposed to be remade, and its remake rights are with Studio Green. They’re planning to make it with a big studio,” Prabhu told IANS.

“But I don’t think I’ll be able to direct the remake because I’ve already signed my next Tamil project with Escape Artist Motion Pictures,” he said.

There are also reports that a sequel to “Mankatha” is in the offing.

Without denying the news, Prabhu said it’s too early to talk about it.

“Most of my films have open-ended climaxes. This allows me to work on their sequel if and when required. There are plans, but nothing has been finalised yet,” he added.

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