'War' sequel is being made, but probably without Hrithik, Tiger
As War completes two years today, its director Siddharth Anand confirmed that a sequel to the top-notch actioner is being planned. However, nothing has been finalized yet as "War 2 is a big responsibility," admits Anand, who is currently busy with Pathan, which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham. Both War and Pathan have been backed by Yash Raj Films.
While talking to Mid-Day, Anand said they are waiting for the situation to return to normalcy before taking up this big project. "We need normalcy [to be restored] before we can dive into it," he said, before divulging, "We will hopefully start it by next year." "(Aditya Chopra, producer) and I have shared some thoughts on how to take it forward," the director added.
While this may make fans of the film elated, we would suggest you hold that, as there is no confirmation about the film's casting. Whether Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff will be coming back as R&AW agents for this one too is a topic the makers have not discussed yet. "We have not yet thought whether Hrithik and Tiger will come back," said Anand.
In fact, makers haven't decided on any cast member, which might include Prabhas, whose name has been doing the rounds for the sequel for long. Some reports suggested the Baahubali star will be in the War sequel as a villain. Anand rubbished it off smartly, saying, "I am curious [to know whether he's on board], but I don't know whom to ask about it."
For now, Anand is pretty busy. After Pathan, he will hop onto Fighter, which will apparently be India's first aerial action franchise. This film would mark Anand's third collaboration with Roshan and second with Padukone. The actors are, however, teaming up for the first time. Viacom18 Studios will produce the movie along with Anand and his wife Mamta, Ramon Chibb, and Anku Pande.