Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara is a forthcoming Bollywood crime gangster film directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. This movie is a sequel to the 2010 hit film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and it features Akshay Kumar and Imran Khan as the male lead actors and Sonakshi Sinha as the female lead actor, whereas Sonali Bendre in signed roles severally. This film, earlier known as Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again was renamed to its present name on 13 June 2013 .
This film is releasing on 15th August 2013, therefore avoids clashing with Rohit Shetty directorial Chennai Express which is releasing one week earlier on 8th August 2013. Trailer was released on 28th May 2013.
The shooting of the film began in Mumbai during August 2012. Later some parts have also been shot in Oman. King Kumar will be playing the fictitious role of gangster Dawood Ibrahim. His character look was disclosed on reality show on Aapka Colors and it has also been reported that the film will feature series with Kumar watching a cricket match as shown in trailer released on 28th may 2013, but the match is between India and Pakistan at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in 1980s. But is not been confirmed.
The Lead actors role was foremost chosen to be played by Emraan Hashmi. Though, director Milan Luthria was searching for an older actor and hence chose Akshay Kumar. King Kumar is to play the role of Shoaib Khan. In February 2012, the director has announced that there were two male leads in the film,the second parallel to Kumar was signed to Shahid Kapoor. Nevertheless, in March 2012, Imran Khan was finalized, he was actually playing the second male lead.
Plenty of female actors were considered for the female lead which includes Ileana D’Cruz, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone, Anyway in April 2012, Sonakshi Sinha had been casted. In this movie Sonali Bendre has also been roped in to play a leading character in the film. This film will mark Sonali Bendre’s first role since Shankar Dada MBBS. Later In November 2012, the filmmakers announced that the film is scheduled to release on Eid 2013. Actor Chetan Hansraj will also play a pivotal negative part in this film.