Sonali Bendre wants sequel to 'Sarfarosh'

Mumbai: Mumbai: Actress Sonali Bendre, who played the female lead in the 1999 action film 'Sarfarosh', feels a sequel to the movie should be made though she is not keen to star in it.

Directed and written by John Matthew Matthan, 'Sarfarosh' dealt with a police officer's poise and determination to crush cross-border terrorism.

The film starred Aamir Khan as ACP Ajay Singh Rathod, Sonali as his love interest and veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah in a negative role.

"There should be a sequel to 'Sarfarosh'. It was a different film. John is a great man... and he should write a sequel and I am sure he will excel in it (sic)," Sonali said.

Earlier, even Aamir had evinced interest in the second installment of the film.

The actor had said, "In case of a sequel to 'Sarfarosh' one can show how the character of ACP Rathod gets a new case to solve. Though John is not writing the sequel but conceptually I don't mind. But next part should be different,
new and something interesting."

The film did moderately well at the box office and was declared as an "above average" grosser.

"I would be happy to do 'Sarfarosh 2'. The script should be as good as the first one. I don't want to destroy the goodwill of the first one," Aamir had said.

Sonali, however, is not so keen to act in the sequel and is happy with her reality television stint.

“If someone would ask me to choose from TV and films I would go
for TV. I am content with TV. Also, I have a family and a son to look after. A mother needs to be there with the child," the actress said.

"It is not like I am doing television as stop gap as I am not doing films. Just now I want to do only television and no films," she said.

Presently, Sonali is judging the third season of reality show --`India`s Got Talent` along with veteran actor Dharmendra and Kirron Kher. She had judged previous two seasons as well.

"The show is good and brings forward lot of different talents from across the country. I believe in this show...I like the concept. The show is real and not scripted. And one does needs guts to say no, it feels sad to say is
difficult," Sonali said.

Talking about her past experience about the dance show `Kya Masti Kya Dhoom` which she had hosted almost ten years back, the actress said," I did TV when I was at the peak of my film career. The show was just amazing. It gave me more popularity as I was going into their living rooms. I had a
good time doing the show. People got to know the real me through TV. They all liked me. I received a lot of love and affection from the audience."


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