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Sequel fever in Bollywood

We take a look at the upcoming sequels of some recent hit films. While some retain the cast, others start afresh.

bollywood Updated: Oct 16, 2011 00:37 IST
Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
Hindustan Times

We take a look at the upcoming sequels of some recent hit films. While some retain the cast, others start afresh.

Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local
Release date: May 18, 2007
Cast: Abhay Deol, Neha Dhupia
Sequel: 11:40 Ki Last Metro
Cast for sequel: Vivek Oberoi
Bouyed by the film’s success, director Sanjay Kandhuri is making a sequel with Vivek Oberoi. A source says the sequel will be a commercial comical thriller based in Delhi. “I have finalised Vivek for my next film but it’s too soon to give more details,” Kandhuri says.

Release date: August 26, 2011
Cast: Eesha Koppikhar
Cast for sequel: Not finalised
Actor Eesha Koppikhar has announced a sequel to her film, that didn’t do well at the box office due to poor publicity. To make sure the film is noticed this time around, Eesha will also produce the film this time. The film was a woman-centric project and she played the role of a woman who runs a crime racket from a Mumbai chawl. “The script has a lot of potential and director Lalit Marathe is working on it. The film should go on floors around April
2012,” Eesha says.

Tanu Weds Manu
Release date: February 25, 2011
Cast: Kangna Ranaut, R Madhavan
Tentative cast for sequel: Kangna Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor
Usually, makers replace female leads in the sequel, but director Anand Rai has retained Ranaut and replaced Madhavan with Shahid Kapoor in the sequel. Also, the lead characters will play double roles in the film. “I hope to recreate the same magic with the sequel,” Rai said.

Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Release date: 1971
Cast: Dev Anand, Zeenat Aman
Tentative cast for sequel: Dev Anand, female lead undecided
On his 88th birthday last month, Dev Anand announced the sequel to his 1971 hit. “I am working on a fresh script titled Hare Rama Hare Krishna Aaj on audience demand. It’s not a remake but an extension of the film,” Anand said.

Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster
Release date: September 30, 2011
Cast: Mahie Gill, Randeep Hooda, Jimmy Shergill
Cast for sequel: Mahie gill, Randeep Hooda, Jimmy Shergill
The film’s good run inspired makers for a sequel. All actors of the film will be repeated as will the director, Tigmanshu Dhulia. Producer Sunil Bohra says, “The budget will increase tremendously for the sequel.”

Release date: Sep 30, 2011
Cast: John Abraham and Genelia D’Souza
Tentative cast for sequel: John Abraham and Vidya Balan
Filmmaker Vipul Shah announced the films’ sequel a week after its release on Sep 30. While director Nishikant Kamath and John have been retained, Genelia will be replaced with Vidya. “We are happy with the success of Force. I am keen on starting the sequel with John soon,” Shah said.

First Published: Oct 15, 2011 18:03 IST