The comedy cult classic Andaz Apna Apna won our hearts and has been popular even after more than twenty years. So the news that the film is all set to have a sequel has been met with mixed reactions.
Also fans will be disappointed to know that the original cast of the film which included Amir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor will not be returning for the film.
The film also included Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor and had camero appearances from Govinda and Juhi Chawla.
Preeti Sinha, daughter of the film’s producer Vinay Sinha, has given the rights to Phantom Films and will be collaborating with them on the sequel.
The film will reportedly be filmed with a new cast and director which will be finalised by the end of the year. A source close to the film revealed that the script for the film is locked and promises loads of fun.
Phantom Films is co-owned by Vikas Bahl, Vikramditya Motwane, one of of which one will direct the film, along with Anurag Kashyap and Madhu Mantena.
Bahl is the director of film like Shaandaar and Queen while Motwane has is known for having directed Lootera and Udaan.
Andaz Apna Apna which was released in 1994 revolves around two day dreamers Amar and Prem (Aamir Khan and Salman Khan) who try to improve their luck in life by wooing the daughter (Raveena Tandon) of a millionaire (Paresh Rawal).
Although the film did not do well at the box office contrary to expectations, mainly due to lack of publicity and tough competition from other films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun, it received cult status among audiences due to the dialogues and movie characters which were immensely likable and have terrific recall.
Though we are excited about the film as the rumours surrounding it are now finally laid to rest, we hope that new film will be as good as the original one.
It is being speculated by unconfirmed reports that Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor were being considered as replacements.