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Darling Krishna and Milana Nagaraj’s Love Mocktail 2 heads to Telugu; forgoes sequel remake

Darling Krishna’s directorial debut Love Mocktail had been remade in Telugu as Gurthunda Seethakalam with Satyadev and Tamannaah, but they are skipping this step with the sequel

Darling Krishna and Milana Nagaraj’s Love Mocktail 2 heads to Telugu; forgoes sequel remake
A screen grab from Ide Swarga, featuring Rachel David, Milana Nagaraj and Darling Krishna

Last Updated: 08.28 PM, Mar 19, 2024


Kannada actor Darling Krishna gave his career a boost when he turned director with 2020’s Love Mocktail, a film that was doing well in theatres when the pandemic came. It subsequently went to Amazon Prime Video, where it was lapped up by audiences. Starring Krishna in the lead as Aadi, Love Mocktail explored his love life across three stages of his life – school, college and as a working professional – and finding his soulmate Nidhima (Milana Nagaraj). The film, though, had a tragic ending, with Nidhima passing away due to cancer.


Two years later, in 2022, Krishna returned with Love Mocktail 2, about Aadi’s constant struggle to come to terms with Nidhima’s loss. While he is introduced to a possible new love interest, Aadi’s heart remains with Nidhima; this was pretty much the story of the sequel, which also did fairly well at the box office. After Love Mocktail 2 came out, a Telugu remake of the original, Love Mocktail, came out.

Directed by Nagshekar, the Love Mocktail remake, called Gurthunda Seethakalam had Satyadev and Tamannaah Bhatia in the roles that Krishna and Milana had done, while Kavya Shetty filled in as the character that Amrutha Iyengar had played. The Telugu version, though, did not have the success that the Kannada original had, which is probably why they are now forgoing a remake for the second instalment.

Love Mocktail 2 will shortly be in theatres across AP/Telangana states released by Kanchi Kamakshi Kolkatha Kali Kreations. Love Mocktail 2 also stars Rachel David in a pivotal role. Krishna and Milana, who co-produced both Love Mocktail and Love Mocktail 2, got married shortly after making the original and are currently expecting their firstborn. The couple recently announced that their baby is due in September.

Meanwhile, Krishna is currently preparing for a period film called Halagali, set in 1857, which revolves around a community of hunters, who fought against the British. This will be Krishna’s first pan-India film.

Love Mocktail and Love Mocktail 2 are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. 

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