After almost 18 years Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel starrer ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ is all set to have a sequel. The sequel will reportedly retain the original cast that comprised of Amisha Patel and Sunny Deol. The story will be a continuation of the original film with a backdrop of India-Pakistan.
“We have been working on Gadar sequel since 15 years. Gadar will be the story of Tara (Sunny), Sakeena (Ameesha Patel) and Jeet (their son). The story will move ahead with the India-Pakistan angle, ‘Gadar’ is incomplete without it. “The cast will remain the 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.
Gadar was set in the time of the Partition of India and turned out to be one of the biggest commercial blockbuster hits of its time. 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 286 crore upon its release in 2001. The film almost broke all the records of Sholay in terms of tickets sold, joining the ranks of Mother India, Mughal-E-Azam and Sholay.
The movie also featured Amrish Puri and Lillete Dubey.
Also, 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.
Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel were last seen together in the film Bhaiaji Superhit (2018). The film also starred Preity Zinta in the lead role. While Utkarsh, the child artist in Gadar, recently made his full-fledged Bollywood debut with his father Anil Sharma’s directorial, Genius. The film co-starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mithun Chakraborty in key roles.