No John-Vidya reunion in Force 2
It has been reported that John Abraham and Vidya Balan — who starred together in 2007 dud Salaam-E-Ishq — will star again in Force 2. However, the actor clarifies the hit film’s team hasn’t thought of sequel, director signs next with new production firm.Updated: Nov 21, 2011 15:43 IST
Ever since Force hit the bull's eye at the box office, its purported sequel has been making news. Already, it has been reported that John Abraham and Vidya Balan — who starred together in 2007 dud Salaam-E-Ishq (SEI) — will star again in Force 2. But John denies any plans for a sequel.
“Nishi (director Nishikant Kamat) is in the US till December 3, but I’ve been in regular touch with him. Neither of us has an idea about the sequel. So, to be fair, we are oblivious to it,” says John, who played a narcotics officer, ACP Yashwardhan in the film.
Earlier, John and Vidya’s on-screen chemistry in SEI had triggered rumours that the two shared more than a professional rapport. Reportedly, John’s then girlfriend, Bipasha Basu was also unhappy about it.
But John clarifies: “Neither has Nishi ever expressed any desire to do a sequel of Force, nor has he spoken to me about it. So, both of us are in complete limbo about the film and casting talks.”
However, he admits that Force is a great brand to build sequels on.
Kamat, on his part, has already moved on and signed his next project with another production house — Love Action Comedy Films, helmed by Amit Chandrra and his partner Sanjay Routray. Apparently, the Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008) director will make a psychological thriller next, but the makers refuse to divulge details.
Chandrra says, “We have discussed a few ideas, but nothing is finalised yet. We will take a call once he is back from the US.”
First Published: Nov 21, 2011 12:03 IST