Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel starrer Gadar 2 had created history at the box office. The film, which is a sequel to the 2001 blockbuster Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, has received a lot of love from fans and critics. It shattered all box office records, by scoring the second-highest opening weekend in Bollywood this year after Shah Rukh Khan‘s Pathaan, however the film slowed down at box office in the longer run after Jawan hit theaters and took them by storm.
Gadar 3 on the cards with a bigger star cast
Following the tremendous response to Gadar 2, the makers are keen on bringing the third part soon. While the second part of the ferociously jingoistic franchise came twenty-two years after the first, the third part is all set to start shooting early next year.
During a press conference, director Anil Sharma responded to a question related to Gadar 3. He replied, “Intezaar kariye sahab. Intezaar ka faal bahot zyada meetha hota hai jaise ki raha. Kuch vichar toh mann mein aya hai mere aur Shaktiman ji ke aur thoda intezaar kariye. Ho jayega sab.”
Well, at the end of the film Gadar 2 it mentions ‘To be continued’. And now fans are excited to know about the third installment. But looks like the wait will be long as nothing has been finalised. It has been reported that the writer has suggested the idea that ‘Gadar 3’ can be the story of grandfather, father and grandson, where if everything goes as planned then Sunny paaji will be seen in the role of grandfather in third instalment.
As per another publication, the cast and crew of the third Gadar will remain the same. “But Zee Studios is looking at making the third Gadar film even bigger than the first and second. While Sunny Deol will shoulder the third film like the first two, other A-list actors and actresses in supporting roles may be added in part 3. And Sunny’s handpump-wrenching moment which people have missed in part 2 will definitely be back in part 3,” says an informed source.
Gadar 3 may not be about Pakistan
As per the latest media report by Times Now digital, the much-anticipated sequel to the blockbuster franchise, Gadar, is set to take a new direction. Contrary to the previous two films, Gadar 3 may not be about Pakistan at all.
The first Gadar film had Sunny Deol storming into Pakistan to rescue his wife. In the second film, Sunny rescues his son from the neighbouring country. However, director Anil Sharma explains, “We may not go into Pakistan at all next time. We never meant to demonise our neighbour. It is just chance that two Gadar films so far both have a Pakistan angle. We don’t want to make Pakistan a fixed formula for the drama that unfolds in the Gadar franchise”.
Despite the change in narrative, fans of the franchise have much to look forward to. Sunny Deol will be reprising his role and is set to receive more than two times what he was paid for Gadar 2. A report in an online entertainment news portal had stated that Zee Studios has decided to hike up Sunny Deol’s fees in Gadar 3. And not by a small margin but by more than double of what he got for Gadar 2.
Sunny Deol hikes up his fee for Gadar 3
A source tells that Sunny Deol got Rs 25 crores for Gadar 2. “But seeing his popularity and fan following even after so many years, Zee Studios has decided to pay him Rs 60 crores for Gadar 3,” says the source.
The source also adds that Sunny Deol is very happy with this deal and has agreed to do Gadar 3 without any hesitation. “He knows that his fans love him as Tara Singh and he wants to give them more of his patriotic avatar,” says the source.
However, fans will have to wait a bit longer for the third installment. Anil Sharma has denied claims of starting Gadar 3 and says, “No Gadar 3 until proper script”. The director is committed to delivering a film that lives up to the high expectations set by its predecessors.
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