The 2016 hit film Happy Bhag Jayegi directed by Mudassar Aziz goes from Pakistan to China in the sequel which trailer was launched on Wednesday.
In Happy Bhag Jayegi, Happy (Diana Penty) runs away from home to be with her musician boyfriend Guddu (Ali Fazal) and accidentally reaches Pakistan.
The second part of Aanand L Rai’s upcoming home production series titled Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi is woven around Happy (Sonakshi Sinha) who is kidnapped and lands in China along with Jimmy Shergill, who is also kidnapped by the same gang.
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At the launch of the film trailer Aziz explained how he struggled while making the second part of the hit film.
“I had to make sure we retain the innocence. Both these stories are my babies, both are different but they represent the same emotion. Happiness is one emotion which if we don’t cherish or don’t look after it or protect, it will run away; the title stands for that. Both these girls (Diana Penty and Sonakshi Sinha) are remarkable representation of happiness,” he said as quoted in PTI.
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“I had not thought of making the sequel. It is difficult to say what we have in mind right now (about the third part),” Aziz added.
The director also said that the making of the film comes “from the personal space of a filmmaker... I would be the last person to say why others are making sequels. If there is a story that you think should be told, then only a sequel should be made.”
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The film marks the debut of Punjabi singer-actor Jassi Gill in Bollywood.
“It was my first film so I was bit nervous as I had to work with superstars. But I did not feel like I am from Punjab. They all made me comfortable,” Jassi was quoted as saying by PTI .
The movie is scheduled for August 24 release.