Buoyed by success of Irrfan-starrer, producer Dinesh Vijan plans sequel
A still from the film that released last month
Dinesh Vijan appears to have hit the jackpot with the Irrfan and Saba Qamar-starrer, Hindi Medium. The response to the drama may at best be described as fairly positive, but that hasn’t stopped the film from pulling cinephiles to theatres.
"The response we have got is phenomenal," producer Vijan tells mid-day almost a month after his film first hit screens. "The entire unit of Hindi Medium, including Irrfan and Saba, who look cool as a couple on screen, should be repeated [in a film]. There is definitely scope for a sequel. We would certainly explore it," he says, acknowledging that with the film still running in theatres, brainstorming on a sequel is untimely. "It’s too early. Also, I still have to talk to director Saket Chaudhary, who is currently working on another project."
A sequel he is willing to talk about, however, is that of his 2015 revenge-drama, Badlapur, which featured Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Varun Dhawan. Director Sriram Raghavan, he says, enjoy working at his own pace. "He took two years to write the first film, and spent the same amount of time for Badlapur 2. Our production house gives scriptwriting importance, and allows writers to take their time. Now, he has finished writing the script. It is finally happening. We will begin casting for it soon."
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