Mumbai: Even though the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a shutdown of theatres and forced filmmakers to get to OTT platforms for releasing their tasks, filmmaker-author Faruk Kabir has no regrets.
In reality, he’s glad that his Vidyut Jammwal and Shivaleeka Oberoi-starrer, Khuda Haafiz launched digitally. I anticipated the story to resonate with the youth, but because it launched on OTT, folks across all age groups reached out to me and advised me how the movie impacted them,” he says.
Due to the fact the movie was obtained very well globally, the makers announced quickly following the release that Khuda Haafiz would have a sequel. Faruk says that he usually knew that the movie would call for a 2nd aspect.
He says, “The story of Sameer and Nargis (the lead actors) remained unfinished at the finish of the movie. I had as soon as shared the thought of a sequel with Vidyut so that his imagination could get flight. Publish the results of the movie, Kumarji (Kumar Mangat, producer) was keen I carry the journey forward.
Khuda Haafiz was inspired by the story of a authentic-daily life newlywed couple. Faruk says that the thought of the sequel came to his thoughts simply because of the couple and the different incidents from their daily life that he would like to recreate on display. The director has about 3 months of creating to do prior to the sequel goes on the floors in April, 2021. Even though Khuda Haafiz was majorly shot in Uzbekistan, the area for shooting the sequel is still to be finalised. “We may shoot the movie in two diverse places,” says Faruk, incorporating that the sequel will be a greater challenge for the lead pair and a a lot more tricky movie to method emotionally.
Speaking about his lead actor, Vidyut, and the bond he shares with him, Faruk says, “Our connection goes past movies. Soon after a extended time, I’ve discovered a good friend inside of the marketplace. Our conversations are hardly ever restricted to cinema. I want to showcase the depth in his character on display. As far as his character in the movie goes, the sequel will see him do action sequences, as that is his forte, but only as per the necessity of the character.
Faruk hasn’t finalised the rest of the cast still but reveals that there will be 3-4 sizeable secondary characters who are nevertheless getting created.