Rajkumar Santoshi's 'Andaz Apna Apna 2' to have original cast?
Is a sequel to Andaz Apna Apna happening? Apparently yes! But, it will be with a new set of actors, as per the director of the 1994 release, Rajkumar Santoshi. Andaz Apna Apna starred Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, and Karisma Kapoor, but the second film might not feature any of the original cast members. The script is also reportedly almost ready.
'My script is ready, some final touches are needed'
While speaking to ETimes about the Andaz Apna Apna sequel, Santoshi said, "My script is ready, some final touches are needed, but it has to be with a new cast, which will happen a little later." News of a sequel to the cult favorite had surfaced way back in 2019 and that time Santoshi had emphasized that part two may not follow the original.
The sequel to 'Andaz Apna Apna' has a name too
"I don't want to cash in on the success of the original film. It ain't a brand. What other filmmakers do is encash on a successful film's title, whether there's a story or not. However, with Andaz Apna Apna, I am still in the writing phase, and finished halfway through it," Santoshi had said. The film has reportedly been titled Adah Apni Apni.
Santoshi recently shot for a documentary on Salman Khan
Santoshi's last directorial was Phata Poster Nikla Hero with Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz in lead roles. The film did not strike a chord with the audience. The director-writer recently also shot for a documentary on Salman Khan, titled Beyond the Star. In it, he has apparently talked about Khan's superstar status and how he is someone the youngsters look up to.
Khan's 'potential has not been exploited,' feels the director
Further, the Khakee helmer spoke at length about their "strong bond" and "mutual respect." "We share a very warm relationship. Salman and I have mutual respect for each other. He's an actor with high potential and that has not been exploited in the recent past. I want to give him a really challenging character to play, which he has not done before," Santoshi said.