Sanjay Dutt’s Khalnayak, which released in 1993 and co-starred Jackie Shroff and Madhuri Dixit, is still one of the most iconic Bollywood films. Years after its release, Sanjay confirmed last year that a sequel to the hit film is in the pipeline. Now in a recent interview, Subhash Ghai, the director of the original film, revealed how he ideated the sequel of this film after Sanjay Dutt wrote to him from jail.
“We’re working on Khalnayak 2 from the past 2-3 years now. Sanjay Dutt has always been a dear friend of mine and even when he was in jail, he used to write to me. So, in those letters, he would always write to me saying that whenever he entertains here, they hand him the mic and ask him to sing as well. The most famous song there was ‘Nayak Nahi Khalnayak Hu Main’, and Khalnayak was a very popular film there and they loved him for the character Ballu Balram, so why don’t we make a sequel for it?" he said.
Further adding that the script of the sequel is ready, he revealed the plot of the upcoming project and said, “So, he wrote it to me in a letter and that’s when I thought that it’s possible to make a sequel. It would revolve around Ballu Balram returning from jail after completing his sentence and then he would come across Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Shroff’s characters that have gotten married and have kids. Then I narrated it to Sanjay and he said that we will definitely make this film, that’s when we started working on the script and it has been close to two years now and the script is ready. God willing, we will soon take the film on floors. The story will revolve around Ballu Balram’s older and younger version. Sanjay will portray the older version and the younger one will be portrayed by a new-age star."
For the unversed, Sanjay had also revealed that his production house has approached Tiger Shroff to play a vital role in the film. Now it seems it would be for the role of his younger version in the film. Well, we are certainly excited now!
(Source: Bollywood Hungama)