Sanjay Gupta’s production ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’ released in 2007 and the film did a tremendous job at the box office. Later the director released ‘Shootout at Wadala’ in 2013.
Now the filmmaker is set to commence working on the third film in the series. According to the reports the film will apparently be based on the 1992 shootout at JJ Hospital.
A source was quoted as saying, “The Shootout series has been doing well at the box office; the two films in the series that have released so far have proved that there is an audience for such film. Keeping this in mind, Gupta is going ahead with the third film and is looking to start work on the same later this year.”
When a leading daily asked the source for more details about the project and he says, “Currently the industry buzz is that the film will be based on the 1992 shootout that happened at JJ Hospital between members of Dawood Ibrahim’s and Arun Gawli’s gang. Given the focus on the rivalry between these two gangs, the film is tentatively being titled Shootout 3: Gang Wars of Bombay.”
The source continued, “Though the cast is yet to be locked, Gupta, who is adding final touches to the script that has been written by Rajat Arora, is looking to commence work on the venture later this year. In fact, Sanjay Gupta and Ekta Kapoor, whose Balaji Telefilms is also producing the film, are already in talks with a young actor to play the lead role.”
However the official announcement of the film is awaited.