'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' scriptwriter to pen sequel of 'Nayak'

Jun 21, 2016, 16:39 IST | The Hitlist Team

'Nayak' sequel to be penned down by K.V. Vijayendra Prasad of 'Baahubali' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' fame

Eros International today announced the sequel to the 2001 hit political thriller, 'Nayak', starring Anil Kapoor, in association with Deepak Mukut’s Soham Rockstar Entertainment.

Produced by Eros International and Deepak Mukut, the film will be scripted by noted scriptwriter, K V Vijayendra Prasad who has written blockbusters like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali.

Continuing from the earlier film, the sequel will be a political satire with romance as the backdrop. The sequel will also introduce fresh characters while retaining some of the old characters including the lead character, Shivaji Rao from Nayak.

Commenting on the development, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd. says, “Nayak created ripples on its release and was one of the most successful political satires of its time. It’s the apt time to plan the sequel in the current political milieu. And we can expect only the finest writing with Vijayendra Prasad ji on board who has given two of Bollywood’s biggest releases last year - Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

Producer Deepak Mukut of Soham Rockstar Entertainment, adds, “We are partnering with Eros International to jointly produce the sequel of Nayak. This was a very popular film and continues to be widely watched on television. We have bought the rights of the film and the action promises to be even bigger and better. We will soon begin the casting process and are very excited about the project.”

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