Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) 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 Ay 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 here Tuesday.
"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 Ay 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 Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!". Since then she has been keeping away from Ekta's events.
Reacting to it, the 24-year-old said: "We (Ekta and me) 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 the Ekta's iftar party)."
Prachi was launched as an actress by Ekta through her daily soap "Kasamh Se".
"Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara" also features Sonakhi Sinha and Imran Khan and hits the screens Friday.