In a recent interview, the filmmaker said that a big announcement about the new film, titled Ada Apni Apni, will be made this Diwali
Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi has been making headlines since the trailer launch of his upcoming movie, Gandhi Godse - Ek Yudh, the narrative of which relies on a fictional situation, where Mahatma Gandhi survives Nathuram Godse’s assassination attempt, and the two later meet in a prison cell. It’s also seen as a major comeback film by the director, whose last movie - Phata Poster Nikhla Hero - was released in 2013. Besides that, people who have loved his films throughout the years are once demanding a sequel to the popular 1995 cult comedy Andaz Apna Apna, starring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon and Karishma Kapoor.
Responding to those requests, Rajkumar has finally revealed that he’s working on a similar project, titled Ada Apni Apni. Speaking with ETimes, the filmmaker said, “I am not keen on remakes and sequels. If I was, I would have made titles like Phir Ghayal, Ghayal Ek Baar Aur, Damini Phir Chamkegi long back. But I am not the type of filmmaker to keep referencing what’s already done. Creating something new excites me. My next film is not a sequel to Andaz Apna Apna, but it is a similar musical comedy with lots of song and dance and it’s called Ada Apni Apni.”
Similar to Andaz Apna Apna, the new movie will also feature new-age actors. “Ada Apni Apni will feature new age, young stars. It’s going to be a big announcement, which I will make soon. The script has been finalised. We will make an official announcement about the two male leads and female leads during Diwali this year. Who knows, this film might turn out to be better than Andaz Apna Apna, or not. We’ll see that soon,” he added.
Cut to Gandhi Godse - Ek Yudh, the film will hit the theatres on January 26. It features Deepak Antani as Mahatma Gandhi and Chinmay Mandlekar as Nathuram Godse. In an exclusive interview with OTTplay, Chinmay - who is also known for his character in The Kashmir Files (Farooq Malik ‘Bitta’), says, “I am both nervous and excited about this release. It’s one of the biggest films that I have done so far in my career of 15 years. It was my dream to work with Rajkumar Santoshi, which has finally come true. It’s a big moment for an artist like me.”
Sharing his views on portraying such a controversial character onscreen, the actor said that “controversies can be created out of anything, but that does not mean that creative people will stop working on their projects”. Read the full interview here.