A decade after Sanjay Gupta’s 2002 hit Kaante, the filmmaker is all set to get a sequel rolling. A few days back, Gupta tweeted that after completing Shootout At Wadala (SAW), his next will be Khotte Sikke. Now, it turns out that Khotte Sikke is the working title for Kaante 2.
“Sanjay was always keen to take the Kaante franchise forward. So he and his team started work on the script for Khotte Sikke. It’s basically part two of his 2002 film.
He hasn’t announced the title as Kaante 2 as the original is stuck in a legal tussle with co-producers Pritish Nandy Communications,” says an insider. Gupta, however, hopes to eventually release the film as Kaante 2. The original was also allegedly a rip-off of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992). “Just like Kaante, the new film will have six protagonists. It will also have an important part for a heroine. The casting will boast of an A-list actors,” adds the insider. The original had Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Lucky Ali, among others.
“Right now, Sanjay wants to focus on SAW. But he has ambitious plans for Khotte Sikke. The film will be shot overseas with an all-foreign crew,” adds the insider. When contacted, Gupta said, “It’s too early to talk about that film.”