Director Anil Sharma in talks to helm sequel to 2001 blockbuster Gadar; actor-son Utkarsh Sharma to join original stars Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel.
Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel in Gadar
Think Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), and you instantly remember Sunny Deol uprooting a hand pump in a fit of rage as he takes on the bad guys single-handedly. Not to mention that the romantic drama had released on the same day as Aamir Khan’s game-changing Lagaan (2001), and went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. Two decades on, it is heard that director Anil Sharma is developing a sequel to the period drama.
A source reveals, “The makers of Gadar have figured out the plot points and are working on a script. While Sunny and Ameesha Patel will be a part of the story, the director’s son Utkarsh, who essayed the role of their son Jeeta in the original, will play a pivotal part. The young actor had forayed into Bollywood in 2018 with Genius.”
When mid-day reached out to Sharma, the director said, “Talks about a sequel are on, but I will officially confirm at the right time. At the moment, things are at a nascent stage.” Meanwhile, the director is busy with the pre-production of Apne 2 that will roll in London by June.