Bollywood superstar Salman Khan announces 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' sequel at 'RRR' event - GulfToday

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan announces 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' sequel at 'RRR' event


'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' first part was directed by Kabir Khan and starred Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Harshaali Malhotra in prominent roles.

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The Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced a sequel to his much-celebrated film 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' (2015) in a special appearance during Alia Bhatt's movie RRR promotions.

The actor made the revelation at the pre-release event of S.S. Rajamouli's multi-starrer period action film 'RRR.' Salman attended the event hosted by Karan Johar, to Show support to the pan-India release of the film.

'Bajrangi Bhaijaan,’ which won the 63rd National Film Award for the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, was co-written by Rajamouli's father and veteran screenwriter Koduri Viswa Vijayendra Prasad, who will pen the sequel as well.

BajrangiBhaijaan2 A scene from the film.

Salman slipped in the announcement while talking about Rajamouli's father as to how the veteran writer gave him one of the biggest films of his career. When Karan probed him, "So can we say, this is the official announcement of the film?." Salman affirmed saying, "Yes, Karan."

"I have a strong relationship with Rajamouli and his father, as he wrote Bajrangi Bhaijaan and soon we will be working together again for Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2, " Salman said. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is among the top five grossers among Hindi films. Meanwhile, Kabir Khan recently shocked fans by sharing that he won’t be directing the sequel.

Talking to Bollywood Hungama, Kabir Khan said, “For me, principally I am a storyteller. I feel that when I have made that film I am done with that story. I am done with that character. I am not living with that character anymore. I always do think about what would have happened to these characters after the film. I have a story in my mind but it has not excited me enough to go back and do a story with those characters.”

BajrangiBhaijaan3 A scene from the Bajrangi Bhaijaan film.

In 2015, when asked if he would make a sequel to the hit film, Kabir said, “No, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ sequel is not happening. I never make sequels of my films. But if the script of a film really excites me, then never say never." The filmmaker had then told reporters at the sidelines of 11th Guild Awards, “Some characters become iconic. Bajrangi is an iconic character, so is Chand Nawab (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui). So let’s see. But sequels don’t excite me. So I don’t believe in sequels."

Directed by Kabir Khan, 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' tells the story of a Lord Hanuman devotee, Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, who embarks on a journey to reunite a girl with hearing impairment with her family in Pakistan after She is accidently left behind in India.

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