PeepingMoon Exclusive: Karan Johar and Raj Mehta working on Jug Jugg Jeeyo 2, may give it a new title

Karan Johar has been hinting at the possibility of a Jug Jugg Jeeyo sequel ever since it was released in theatres in 2022. However, that was suspected to be his way of teasing anxious audiences and his eager cast members with no real progress on the family comedy-drama. Fast forward two years, and can now confirm that Jug Jugg Jeeyo 2 is officially in the works. Only it may have a different title and is likely to be more of a spiritual sequel.

Dharma Productions is turning this much-loved family entertainer into a franchise, expanding its bet on franchise films that have lately become crowd-pleasers in theatres. Raj Mehta has begun writing the sequel with a team of writers and aims to take it on the floor later this year or early 2025. The second part will chronicle a brand-new tale set against a similar familial setting, much like Dharma Productions’ previous franchise films such as the Dulhania series, Student of the Year, and Dhadak, which have followed completely distinct storylines in their sequels. 

Jug Jugg Jeeyo starred Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor as two couples of different generations on the verge of divorce. No cast is attached to the sequel, but Varun is expected to return to headline it. There is also buzz in trade circles suggesting Tiger Shroff might be a part of the sequel, but we could not confirm his casting. Raj Mehta was initially planning an action movie with Varun and Tiger, but budgetary issues prevented that project from moving forward, leading the director to pursue a different project. Raj Mehta and his team are currently working on a script that matches the first part in balancing drama, humour, and emotions seamlessly to create a wholesome family entertainer. 

Dharma Productions currently has over a dozen movies in various stages of production. Alia Bhatt’s Jigra; Vicky Kaushal and Triptii Dimri’s Bad Newz; Siddhant Chaturvedi and Triptii’s Dhadak 2; Akshay Kumar and Ananya Panday's Shankara; Kajol, Ibrahim Ali Khan, and Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Sarzameen; and Ibrahim and Khushi Kapoor’s Naadaniyaan have completed shooting, while Ayushmann Khurrana and Sara Ali Khan’s spy comedy and Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor's Sunny Sanskari Ki Tulsi Kumari are currently in production. In-development projects that are expected to go on floors in 2025 include Karan Johar’s next directorial, Salman Khan’s The Bull, Kartik Aaryan and Sandeep Modi’s film, Shashank Khaitan's Bedhadak, Neeraj Ghaywan's next, and Collin D’Cunha’s Indian adaptation of the French comedy The Intouchables.