Come January 2021, Junglee Pictures will start the production of the Badhaai Ho sequel. Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar are playing the lead while Hunterrr fame Harshvardhan Kulkarni has come on board to direct. Titled Badhaai Do, the second installment of the 2018 sleeper hit is said to have been set in the same milieu but with a fresh set of characters and situations this time around. While the Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Gajraj Rao, and Neena Gupta starrer revolved around accidental parental pregnancy, Peepingmoon.com has learned that Badhaai Do is about Lavender marriage.
"Lavender marriage is described as a marriage between a man and a woman in which one or both parties are homosexual. Also called a marriage of convenience, it's done to hide one or both partners' sexuality to protect public reputations. Badhaai Do taps this same relevant social issue but in the most hilarious manner just like the first part. The film is about the goof-ups that follow when a gay and a lesbian (played by Rajkummar and Bhumi respectively) get married to each other due to their family pressure," a source close to the project informed us exclusively.
Promised to be as much a family entertainer as Badhaai Ho, the sequel will see Rajkummar Rao playing the role of the only male cop in a Mahila Thana while Bhumi Pednekar essays a PT teacher who aspires to play handball for India's national team. A high-concept comedy, the movie is expected to be a progressive attempt towards addressing homophobia and raising awareness of Lavander marriage. "A Lavender marriage looks like a typical marriage but in reality, the couple lives apart and led entirely separate lives. They are pressured to live a double life in the fear of being disowned by society. Badhaai Do fights this taboo sensitively and with gentle humour," added the source!