In a remarkable comeback, Bollywood’s iconic action hero, Sunny Deol, has once again graced the silver screen as Tara Singh in “Gadar 2,” a sequel to the legendary “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.” The sequel’s resounding success at the Indian box office highlights a growing trend in the Hindi film industry – the revival of sequels to classic films. Riding the wave of this trend is the much-anticipated follow-up to Rajkumar Santoshi’s blockbuster cop action drama, “Khakee,” which originally hit theaters in 2004 and featured a stellar ensemble cast, including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Aryeman Ramsay, an accomplished actor and filmmaker, and the son of the late producer Keshu Ramsay, who produced the original “Khakee,” recently unveiled exciting news during an interview with News18. He confirmed that a sequel to “Khakee” is officially in the works, generating substantial buzz among film enthusiasts. The dedicated team is currently immersed in the intricate process of crafting the script, with a preliminary storyline firmly in place. Their goal is to commence production in the upcoming year, strategically coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the original film.
Aryeman Ramsay shared his insights, stating, “Yes, we are planning a sequel to ‘Khakee.’ The scripting is underway, and we have a foundational plot in mind. We aim to start shooting the film next year, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the original film, which continues to be cherished by fans and audiences.”
While Aryeman Ramsay is understandably tight-lipped about specific details surrounding the sequel, he dropped a tantalizing hint. It seems the sequel will be a contemporary tale that picks up where the original film left off, promising to deliver a captivating narrative for both loyal fans and newcomers alike.
The question of casting for “Khakee 2” naturally arises, and Aryeman Ramsay addressed this with candor. Due to their close family ties with Akshay Kumar, the actor’s inclusion would have been a logical consideration. However, Ramsay recognized the hurdle posed by Akshay’s character’s unfortunate demise in the initial installment. This challenge is also shared by the characters portrayed by Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aryeman Ramsay has a promising plan to discuss the sequel with the legendary Amitabh Bachchan once the script matures. Furthermore, he expressed a heartfelt desire for Tusshar Kapoor to reprise his original character in the film. In addition to these familiar faces, Ramsay anticipates introducing a fresh and exciting cast to the sequel, ensuring a dynamic and engaging cinematic experience for the audience.
“Khakee,” originally released in January 2004, gripped the audience with its gripping narrative that revolved around an Indian police squad’s perilous mission to transfer a Pakistani spy from a remote town in Maharashtra to a prison in Mumbai. The film achieved massive success, securing its place as the fifth highest-earning movie of the year. The ensemble cast, featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, significantly contributed to the movie’s enduring popularity.
As Bollywood continues to embrace the resurgence of sequels to its classic hits, “Khakee 2” emerges as an exciting addition to the cinematic landscape, promising to carry forward the legacy of its predecessor while captivating audiences with a fresh and contemporary storyline.