Mumbai: Recently actor John Abraham made a remarkable comeback with commercial cinema. His latest film ‘Force’ received a warm welcome at the Box Office and was declared an instant hit.
Apparently, filmmakers want to make its sequel and want no one else but Vidya Balan opposite John in the film.
Interestingly, many directors wanted to cast Vidya and John in their films ever since the two set the screen on fire in Nikhil Advani’s ‘Salaam-E-Ishq’ way back in 2007.
Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta was extremely keen to redeem their chemistry in his ‘Shootout at Wadala’; however, it did not work out. Finally, Vipul Shah has managed to pull the show and has signed John and Vidya for ‘Force’ sequel.
A source confirmed to a daily that John and Vidya have been roped in for Vipul’s sequel to ‘Force’.
Since ‘Force’ has received a positive reception so far, Vipul wants to immediately work on ‘Force 2’.
The source said, “Vipul wanted the film to be bigger than ‘Force’ and so, he has finalised Vidya Balan to play the lead role. He has also decided to retain the original film’s director Nishikant Kamath for the sequel.
Nishikant already had an idea, which he developed during the making of ‘Force.’ Since the original film has been the biggest opening of any John Abraham starrer, the filmmakers have decided to title it ‘Force 2.’”
‘Salaam-E-Ishq’ was the first and only time when John and Vidya shared screen-space. Their on-screen chemistry triggered rumours that the two shared more than a professional rapport. “In fact, John’s then girlfriend, Bipasha had raised an objection to them working together,” further added the source.
When contacted, Vipul said, “Yes, we are extremely happy with the success of ‘Force’ at the Box Office. I am keen to start the sequel with John immediately. The story is a completely new adventure, with a new villain, who John will have to go head-to-head with.”
When asked whether Vipul has roped in Vidya Balan to play the female lead alongside John, the producer simply replied, “We are still in the process of getting the final draft of the film. The casting is under process. Yes, we have met a couple of people, but it is too early to name any actors as no one, except John, is on-board yet.”