Aamir Khan and Preity Zinta in Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Though it's over 16 years since its release, Dil Chahta Hai is still one of the most loved coming-of-age dramas. But director Farhan Akhtar is currently in no mood to take the story of the buddy trio forward.
Two years back there were reports about a sequel being planned, but Akhtar says, "I have not considered taking the film forward. I feel there was a certain energy, mood and a time in my life when Dil Chahta Hai's story happened and that's why I wrote it."
The filmmaker adds, "Now if I think of [a sequel], I will be forcing the issue. It will be a case of what more should I say now. What was great about the film, when it happened, that here was no design."
To take the film forward, he would have to come up with a template, which would go with the organic feel of the movie.
According to Akhtar, Dil Chahta Hai is a character-driven film. "The minute we start thinking seriously that I have to do a sequel to it, then design comes into play. That is something I want to avoid."
Dil Chahta Hai starred Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta and Sonali Kulkarni.
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