Women-oriented films are the flavour of the season. And even as female actors show their prowess in The Dirty Picture (2011), Kahaani (2012) or the upcoming Heroine, talk is rife about a sequel to Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion (2008). Although makers, including UTV, are non-committal about the project, Priyanka Chopra has opened up about it.
“I am not really aware of any such sequel. Fashion is a film that is closest my heart and if Madhur plans a part two, why not? I would love to be a part of the sequel,” says Priyanka. The actor, along with co-star Kangana Ranaut, had won the National Award for Best Actress in 2009 for the film.
Fashion was one of the first female-centric films to come out from Bollywood. “I completely agree that the wave was started by Fashion. Now there are many more women-oriented films or subjects. I believe it’s the best time to be an actress in our industry. Today, I am getting more women-centric scripts,” says Priyanka.
For some time now, rumours have been doing the rounds that Bhandarkar’s next project after Heroine would be the Fashion sequel. Reports also suggested that Madhur Dixit-Nene, who has recently shifted back to Mumbai, had a closed-door meeting with Madhur regarding Fashion 2. However, there is no confirmation on the project as yet.
Based on the dark side of the fashion world, the film starring Priyanka, Kangana and Mugdha Godse depicted the glamour world through the protagonist’s (Priyanka) eyes. The film went on to become a huge box-office success. Probably that’s why Bhandarkar and UTV’s head honcho Ronnie Screwvala are also believed to be keen on making the Fashion sequel. But it will have to wait. At the moment, Bhandarkar is busy wrapping up Kareena Kapoor’s Heroine that shows the life and times of a Bollywood star. It is likely to release this year.