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Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Irrfan Khan – Manoj Bajpayee starrer aborted

Tigmanshu Dhulia who directed Irrfan Khan in one of his best film Paan Singh Tomar was all set to collaborate with his favourite actor all over again when death made other plans. Dhulia’s proposed film with Irrfan was the story of two friends growing old together. It was originally titled Bichde Sabhi Baari Baari.

Tigmanshu Dhulia's Irrfan Khan - Manoj Bajpayee starrer aborted

It was the story of two friends and their relationship over a period of 35 years. Manoj Bajpayee and Irrfan Khan were cast as the older avatars of the buddies whereas Amit Sadh and Vidyut Jamwal were to play the younger versions of the same characters.

But then Bajpayee opted out. Recalling that aborted project, Tigmanshu says, “It was the story of two friends. After it didn’t work out with Manoj Bajpayee, Irrfan Khan and I were to play the two friends. I had re-titled the film Yaara. It was a desi adaptation of the French film Les Lyonnais (A Gang Story) It was the story of their journey in life from 1955 to 2010. I relocated the plot and the characters to Uttarakhand where I come from. They had to look compatible and convincing as friends. I lost close to 15 kgs for role. But we didn’t get to work together in that project. Lekin issi bahaane maine apna wazan ghata liya.”

Also Read: Irrfan Khan starrer Haasil completes 17 years, Tigmanshu Dhulia says the film is an ode to their friendship


2020-05-18 05:44:05

EXCLUSIVE: After John Abraham – Manoj Bajpayee’s Satyameva Jayate success, a sequel in works?


EXCLUSIVE: After John Abraham – Manoj Bajpayee’s Satyameva Jayate success, a sequel in works?

Satyameva Jayate starring John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee, and Aisha Sharma has earned big at the box office as it released on a national holiday. Having a 5 day weekend from August 15 till date, the film has minted Rs 76.91 crores. Whilst the cast and the makers are enjoying the success of the film, a close source reveals that a sequel is in works.

EXCLUSIVE After John Abraham - Manoj Bajpayee's Satyameva Jayate success, a sequel in works

According to a source, it has been learnt that director Milap Zaveri was roped in for another project by producer Nikkhil Advani which would have starred John Abraham in the lead. But, with the success of Satyameva Jayate, the makers are now working on a script for the sequel and figuring out how to proceed forward with the story. But, here is the twist!

For those who have watched the film, they would know that John Abraham, who essays the role of a bold, calculating, and unapologetic vigilante, gets killed at the end of the film. So, according to the source, the scriptwriters have been told to find a smart way to get John Abraham back into the storyline as he was killed. Pretty interesting, isn’t it?

While it is unclear whether the rest of the cast would be returning in the sequel, it would be very interesting to see how this sequel will pan out.

Satyameva Jayate, which is still running in theatres, is directed by Milap Zaveri and produced by Nikkhil Advani, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani of Emmay Entertainment and Bhushan Kumar of T-Series.

Meanwhile, John Abraham and Nikkhil Advani will be working together in Batla House. He will essay the role of Sanjeev Kumar Yadav who spearheaded operation Batla House.

Also Read: John Abraham enjoys a fun massage on the sets of Milap Zaveri’s next and here’s what he has to say



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