The film was announced shortly after the release of Nadiadwala's last production Anjaana Anjaani and though there was an official statement made in this regard, tongues have continued to wag around it's director, star cast, time line and other logistics. While Siddharth Anand is supposed to direct the 2 States adaptation, there have been constant murmurs around Saif Ali Khan walking in and out of project as well as the choice of heroine being either Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone. Also, the film by itself has been a bone of contention as apparently the screenplay hasn't been finalised yet, hence leading to further doubts around whether it would come on floors in near future.
"I am most definitely making 2 States. I have bought the rights so eventually I would be making the film," says producer Sajid Nadiadwala.
We bring to you all the bare facts right from Sajid Nadiadwala, the man at the hot seat.
"Siddharth is on board as a director. He is already working on putting together the screenplay."
"Saif Ali Khan is confirmed as the leading man for the film."
"No heroine is finalised, whether it is Priyanka or Deepika or anyone else. The screenplay has to be finalised first."
"Most screenplays take time to be written. Sometimes it can be cracked in 15 days, sometimes it takes 6 months. Siddharth is working on it."
The time lines
"There is no timeline decided yet. As I said, first the screenplay has to be finalised, then the remaining actors would be approached and its only after all of this is locked that we can make announcements around the shooting kick start."
In the meanwhile...
"I am constantly asked if Siddharth can make any other film for another production house. Of course, why not? I can understand if there is some time that Siddharth needs to get the screenplay in place for 2 States. If he feels that he would want to use the interim time period to make another film, he can take a call. He is not under any contract with 'Nadiadwala Grandson' and make films for outside banners too, if he desires.