If Bollywood movies are any indicator, Mastan has the unique status of having inspired two commercially successful movies separated by as many as 35 years -- the Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor starrer Deewar ( 1975) and the recent Once upon a time in Mumbaai ( OUATIM) in which Ajay Devgn played Sultan Mirza -- a character more than just loosely inspired by Mastan.
Sultan Mirza of OUATIM , much like Subhash Nagre of Sarkar and Gurukant Desai of Guru represent the glorification of the success of these Bombay- based individuals by going against or subverting the system.
Mastan as Sultan Mirza in OUATIM also personifies a bygone era of the city, when it was still Bombay.
"Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2" (OUATIM) is a sequel to 2010's film with the same title.
According to the source, Akshay was of the opinion that few scenes of the "OUATIM 2" should be reshot, strengthening Ekta's decision