By Joginder Tuteja,┬áMay 5, 2011 – 10:40 IST

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 is still a year away but the countdown has already begun for one of the biggest movie events on the cards. Come May 2012 and the much anticipated sequel to Ajay Devgn-Emraan Hashmi starrer Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai would be unveiled before the audience. This would be after the conclusion of IPL Season 5 and the makers are already working backwards to meet the deadline.

Confirms a source attached to the film, “Yes, (producer) Ekta Kapoor and (director) Milan Luthria are sure that May 2012 is the perfect release timing for the film. This is the time when audience has suffered a virtual draught of any major films due to IPL season. This has been a trend for last 3-4 years. Since OUATIM 2 is one of the most anticipated sequels being made, they are not willing to let go off the opportunity. They have already locked their release plans.”

As of now the only confirmed star in the film is Akshay Kumar. Though there is no question of Ajay Devgn coming back in the sequel, it is still unclear whether Emraan Hashmi would make the cut. Also, though there are some leading ladies who have been approached, Ekta and Milan are keeping cards close to their chest and waiting for the right time to make announcement.

They are fine with confirming the release plans though. “Yes, we would be arriving in May next year just when IPL gets over. I am currently neck deep down into The Dirty Picture but the More >