Mumbai: After initial reports of a sequel to the cult film ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ was rubbished by ace actor Aamir Khan, director Rajkumar Santoshi has gone on record to confirm the sequel reports. The 1994 film that saw Aamir Khan and Salman Khan as warring friends, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, literally redefined the situational comedy genre. And now the silver screen will soon dazzle again as the superstars reprise their classic jodi.
Sources confirm that director Rajkumar Santoshi and Aamir were toying with idea of sequel for long, but they were not convinced with the story of the films’ second edition which advertently has raised the expectations owing to the cult status the last film has achieved.
However, they have finally zeroed in on an idea that will justify the sequel and do justice to the current image of the superstars.
A source speaking to a daily said, “When Aamir met Santoshi, he told the director that he has shunned sequels so far. But as Andaz Apna Apna is special, they have been discussing various ideas and have zeroed-in on an idea they like.”
Right from the start, Aamir and Salman were keen to star with the sequel. Talking about the sequel the source further said, “It was Salman who suggested to Aamir that they come together for the sequel. Both the superstars are very close to Santoshi (Salman did a cameo for Santoshi`s ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’) and Aamir has been in talks with Santoshi for several projects) and they`ve decided to go for the sequel full-throttle.”
When Rajkumar Santoshi was contacted, he admitted that he recently met Aamir to discuss about the sequel. He said, “It`s amazing how much interest there is in ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ after so many years. My movie ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ was a tribute to the spirit of that movie. Aamir, Salman and I are really looking forward to coming together again.”
It`s amazing how much interest there is in ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ after so many years. My movie ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ was a tribute to the spirit of that movie. Aamir, Salman and I are really looking forward to coming together again - Rajkumar Santoshi