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MUMBAI:Even as encouraging box office collections spawn sequels to films, actors/actresses from the original are often dropped in favour of leading industry names. We list a few instances

These days, a film’s success tends to pave the way for its sequel/s. Successful franchises are commonplace now even as producers, egged on by box office collections, pump in more money to make a sequel. However, what’s interesting is that more often than not, they prefer to cast a bigger name as opposed to the actors/actresses who starred in the original.

For instance, Singham (2011) had Kajal Aggarwal in the lead role, but the upcoming sequel, Singham Returns, has Kareena Kapoor cast opposite Ajay Devgn. hitlist brings you a few more instances…

Film franchise: Dhoom
Lowdown: YRF’s Dhoom (2004) had Rimi Sen and Esha Deol in the lead roles. The action thriller was a huge success and it gave way to a sequel in 2006.
This time around, Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu were brought on board. Its latest instalment, that was released last year, featured the popular Katrina Kaif.

Film franchise: Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai
Lowdown: The first film, out in 2010, had Emraan Hashmi play Shoaib Khan (said to be inspired by Dawood Ibrahim).