There were reports recently suggesting that Anil Sharma was planning a sequel to his 2002 mega-hit Gadar: EkPrem Katha the pre-Partition love story about an Indian Sikh following his lady-love into Pakistan after India was divided into two.
The film broke many boxoffice records and went on to become the most successful film of Sunny Deol’s career.
Now 17 years later the Indian entertainment media suddenly woke up to talks of a sequel to the film.
Sounded far-fetched. The world had moved on since Gadar was released. Back then talk about Indo-Pak amity was encouraged on every platform including cinema where cross-border love stories like Gadar and Veer-Zara were big boxoffice successes.
Who would attempt something suggesting a love relationship across the border during these times of cross-border terrorism?
Not Sunny Deol, for sure, as he is currently fighting election on a BJP ticket.
When I asked Sunny about Gadar 2 he laughed, “I don’t have time to think of any films right now.I don’t know where this rumour came from.”
Director Anil Sharma also denied any immediate plans of a Gadar sequel.
Said Sharma, “News hai aati raheti hai. Jab kuch fix hoga I’ll let you know.”
That takes care of that.