Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Sunny Deol's 2001 blockbuster's sequel 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 17 crore footfalls and had earned Rs 256 crore upon its release in 2001.
"We have been working on Gadar sequel since 15 years. Gadar will be story of Tara (Sunny), Sakeena (Ameesha Patel) and Jeet (their son). The story will move ahead with India-Pakistan angle, Gadar is incomplete without it. The cast will remain same, like how we have seen in films like Baahubali, Rambo, Fast and Furious, etc. We have discussed the idea with Sunny. We can't disclose anything at the moment," a source close to the film's production told PTI. The movie also featured Amrish Puri and Lillete Dubey.
“My son, Utkarsh, who played the role of Sunny’s son in Gadar, has grown up into a fine young man and of course, there would be Sunny. There is no reason why we shouldn’t consider a sequel, but I will consider starting work on that, the moment I wrap up Genius,” Anil Sharma had said earlier as per a report in DNA.
On a related note, Anil Sharma launched his son last year with Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Genius. The film bombed at the box office. It seems Anil Sharma is trying to cash in on the sequel trend along with an attempt to lift his son's Bollywood career.
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Meanwhile, work has begun on the sequel of Sunny and Anil's another hit film Apne (2009) that starred the three Deols - Sunny, Bobby and Dharmendra.
(With PTI inputs)