Ever since Salman Khan announced Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2’s title Pawan Putra Bhaijaan, all eyes have been on filmmaker Kabir Khan, who managed to create a beautiful film in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. However, it appears that Kabir might as well not direct the second installment. The filmmaker hinted towards that during his recent interview.
While talking to Mid-Day, Kabir revealed that he is not a huge fan of remakes and would like to stay away from remakes of his own movies. “The idea of (creating) a sequel never excites me. I will never make a sequel to my film only because (the original) was successful,” he told the daily. However, Kabir did not completely shun the idea since he also shared that if a great script piques his interest, he might as well take up the challenge.
The filmmaker shared that KV Vijayendra Prasad is currently working on the script. Kabir believes that he will write ‘something exciting’. While talking about working with Salman, the director agreed that if it wasn’t for the actor then his career and position in the industry probably wouldn’t be the same.
Kabir also hinted that the title Pawan Putra Bhaijaan was Salman’s idea. “Pawan Putra Bhaijaan is what Salman is calling it,” the filmmaker said, adding that the actor does not follow the formal protocols of film announcements. For the uninitiated, Salman had revealed the name for Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2 while casually celebrating his birthday with the media.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan released in 2015 and became a huge hit for both Kabir and Salman. It was their second blockbuster together after Ek Tha Tiger. The latter is also a successful franchise now and Ali Abbas Zafar took the baton from Kabir to create Tiger Zinda Hai and Tiger 3.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan also marked Salman and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s hit collaboration after Kick. Nawazuddin, who played an antagonist in Kick, became Salman’s good friend in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The Kabir Khan directorial also introduced the cute little face in Harshaali Malhotra. She played the role of Munni, who the whole movie and Pawan (Salman)’s journey revolved around.