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Abhishek Bachchan to pen Happy New Year sequel?

For those of you who loved last year’s mega hit Happy New Year, you’re in for a treat! Talks are ongoing about the possibility of a sequel to the movie!

Prolific actor Abhishek Bachchan has taken up the responsibility of penning the script for the possible sequel. All of this information was disclosed by actress, director and choreographer Farah Khan. According to Farah, Happy New Year‘s success had inspired Abhishek so much, that he had started urging Farah to go ahead with a sequel for the movie. It was then that Farah decided to ask Abhishek to write the script for a possible sequel, to which the actor obliged.

“Abhishek Bachchan is writing Happy New Year sequel. He has taken the responsibility now,” Farah said at the premiere of Margarita with a Straw.

“If I will like the script, then we would make the sequel,” she added.

When Farah was further prodded as to reveal her role in the movie, she stated categorically that she would be the director of the movie. Happy New Year was released around Diwali last year and grossed a huge amount on its opening. The film’s ensemble cast included Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah.

The movie was a an action-comedy whose plot centered around a heist. Six would-be thieves entered a dance competition as competitors, in a guise to pull off a major heist. The film received poor reviews but raked in an impressive 300 crores worldwide. Farah had originally directed Happy New Year and according to the information she disclosed, she was also determined to direct the sequel to the movie, if it ever takes place.

It’s up to Abhishek to back up his words with the pen. All depends on how good a script Amitabh Bachchan’s son and Aishwariya Rai’s husband can churn up!



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