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Now, a sequel to Gadar

May 06, 2019 11:04 IST

A sequel to Sunny Deol's 2001 blockbuster Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is underway and the story will be a continuation from the original film with a backdrop of India-Pakistan.

The film, directed by Anil Sharma, ranks among the top three Indian films in all-time highest footfalls.

According to sources, it had 170 million footfalls and had earned Rs 256 crore (Rs 2.56 billion) upon its release in 2001.

"We have been working on the Gadar sequel since 15 years. Gadar will be story of Tara (Sunny), Sakeena (Ameesha Patel) and Jeet (their son played by Utkarsh Sharma). The story will move ahead with the India-Pakistan angle, Gadar is incomplete without it," a source close to the film's production told PTI.

"The cast will remain the same, like how we have seen in films like Baahubali, Rambo, Fast and Furious, etc," the source added. "We have discussed the idea with Sunny. We can't disclose anything at the moment."

The movie also featured Amrish Puri and Lillete Dubey.

Work has begun on the sequel of another Sunny-Anil collaboration Apne (2009) that starred the three Deols -- Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby.

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Shreyas Talpade to direct sports drama

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Shreyas Talpade is working on his next directorial venture, a sports film that will possibly feature an A-list actor.

Shreyas revealed that he is currently working on the script of the film.

"I am writing a script. It is based on horse riding. It is a true story that has happened in India and it is pretty interesting. I am not acting in it. The character is around 55 years old and it requires a lot of budget and we would need a star to pull off and justify that budget," the actor-director told PTI.

Shreyas, 43, made his directorial debut with 2017's Hindi film Poster Boys featuring Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and himself. He had also co-produced it.

Shreyas said he is producing a Marathi and a Hindi film under his banner.

"We are working on one Marathi script and one Hindi. As an actor I haven't signed any film. There are couple of scripts that came my way, but were not interesting so I would rather wait for decent stories that would challenge me," he said.

"There is an offer for a Web series. There is something that someone is working on, it is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. But nothing is finalised. I am kicked about it. I am yet to sign it," he added.

Shreyas appeared in the thriller Setters that released on Friday, May 3.

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