Mirror (Feb 15) had earlier reported that producer Aanand L Rai and director Mudassar Aziz are all set to roll with Part 2 of their 2016 romcom, Happy Bhag Jayegi, which featured Abhay Deol, Diana Penty and Ali Fazal in the lead. Now, we hear that the filmmakers have approached Sonakshi Sinha to play the lead in the sequel, which is expected to roll in a few months.
“Sonakshi has liked the script but she’s yet to sign on the dotted line,” informs a source close to the development. When Mirror reached out to Sonakshi’s management team, they said, “Discussions are in progress. When something concrete happens, it will be announced. Must say Happy 1 was hilarious.”
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions stated, “We are currently in talks for the casting of Happy Bhag Jayegi Returns. Discussions are on but nothing has been confirmed so far.”
While speaking to Mirror earlier, Mudassar had revealed that he was working on another story when the idea of the sequel struck him last September. “I discussed it with Rai saab, who suggested I work on it some more. By October-end, I had a story which he really liked,” he had said, adding that the essence of the film will remain the same, however, they are yet to zero down on the place where Happy will elope to this time. “Besides her runaway act, we also refer to the word ‘happy’ as a state of mind which is not everlasting. I wasn’t thinking of a sequel while making the first film, it was the encouraging feedback from the audience that set the ball rolling.”
While Mudassar had confirmed that the original cast including Jimmy Sheirgill and Piyush Mishra have been roped in for the sequel, Abhay revealed to Mirror that he may not be a part of it.
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