However, Karnik rubbishes the rumours, "Absolutely baseless talk! I am very much part of Yamla Pagla Deewana sequel," he clarifies. So why did he skip the success party hosted in Mumbai last week? "I had a commitment to fulfill in Delhi on that particular day. I couldn't avoid it. That's the reason why I wasn't present at the celebrations," he reasons. Is everything hunky-dory between the Deols and him? "Of course, we continue to share fabulous relations. In fact, I just spoke to Bobby a few minutes ago," he says.
So what's the status of the sequel? "We are working on its story. The key to success is the right script, since the expectations from the sequel will be colossal. We don't want people to turn around and say that they felt that the second half was better than the first or the first half was more entertaining. It ought to be a flawless film this time," Karnik adds.