John Abraham to produce Satya 2: Ram Gopal Varma
After delivering a spate of flops like Department, Not a Love Story and Agyaat, Ram Gopal Varma has announced the sequel to one of his most successful movies Satya. While the first part featured Chakravarthy, Manoj Bajpai and Urmila Matondkar, the sequel will have a new cast.bollywood Updated: Aug 13, 2012 18:17 IST
After delivering a spate of flops like Department, Not a Love Story and Agyaat, Ram Gopal Varma has announced the sequel to one of his most successful movies Satya. While the first part featured Chakravarthy, Manoj Bajpai and Urmila Matondkar, the sequel will have a new cast. John Abraham though not starring in the film, would produce it. Here's what RGV shared on Twitter:
Why Satya 2 now? What prompted you to return to it?
Satya was the story of one guy among thousands of people who keep coming to Mumbai everyday which primarily means that there are that many stories to tell provided that they are as interesting or more.
Why is John Abraham producing Satya 2? Is it because you offered him the lead role?
John is not acting in the film, for that matter he is not even doing an item song. The film is being done with complete newcomers many of whom have not even had stage or TV experience. John heard the concept of Satya 2 through a mutual friend and he expressed interest. When I met him and we spoke at length I was amazed at his insights into my detailed narration of Satya 2 story. It’s purely our common excitement towards the subject matter which is making us collaborate.
Are any of the original actors or characters from Satya going to be there in Satya 2?
Absolutely not. This is a completely different story with completely different characters, in fact there won't even be a reference to the first Satya in any which way.
The first Satya was produced by Bharat Shah, so would there be any Copyright issues?
There cannot be any Copyright issues because like I said Satya 2 has no connection to neither the original characters nor the original story and the title Satya 2 is already registered in my name by the concerned association.
When do you hope to start Satya 2?
Principal shooting will start after my work on 26/11 is over. But even now the auditions for the actors are on and apart from the actors being new even the crew are going to be completely new.