Post Golmaal Returns everyone expected Ajay Devgn and director Rohit Shetty to start work on Golmaal 3. Instead, the duo joined hands and started All The Best.
"Golmaal 3 is definitely up next, but I wanted to make another entertainer before I made the third instalment in the Golmaal series," Rohit Shetty said.
"We had planned All The Best even before Golmaal Returns had released. Golmaal is a brand and there has to be a gap between the instalments," Ajay said.
And Ajay and Rohit were also sure about something else: their new film had to release in time for Diwali. "We didn't know how we'd achieve it, but we were keen on releasing the film during the festival of lights, like Golmaal Returns," Rohit said.
There were a lot of obstacles when they began shooting–like Sanjay Dutt's tryst with politics, Fardeen Khan nearly opting out when his father's health started deteriorating, and Mugdha meeting with an accident on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. "Then there were forecasts of heavy rains in Goa," Rohit said. But things fell into place and he was able to wrap the shoot up in a record three months.
Rohit and Ajay don't rule out All The Best 2, if the first part succeeds. "A lot of people are curious to know if we have plans to make a sequel to the film. This, even though All The Best has not yet released,” said Ajay and Rohit. “That only shows the level of excitement is tremendous." And if a sequel is released, Rohit will be India’s first director to have two brands under his belt: Golmaal and All The Best.
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn is all set to start his next directorial assignment, after U Me Aur Hum. "I haven't decided on the genre yet, but I'd like to make a film that also has a message to convey,” he said. “It would be commercially viable, that's for sure."