With Kangana Ranaut and R Madhvan reprising their roles, producer Krishika Lulla feels ‘Tanu Weds Manu 2’ will redefine the trend of sequels in Bollywood.
Krishika said contrary to the perception about Bollywood reboots, the latest version of Anand L Rai’s hit 2011 film of the same name will present an original sequel.
“’Tanu Weds Manu 2’ is an extension of its previous part. It’s actually a real sequel where Kangana and Madhvan are again playing the lead roles. It continues where it ended unlike the sequels we have in Bollywood where either the storyline is changed or the leads are replaced with other actors,” Krishika told PTI.
The new movie is currently in the shooting stage and is left with its Haryana schedule in April after finishing elaborate filming in Lucknow.
‘Tanu Weds Manu 2’ is slated to hit theatres on May 22.
“Script is the hero in the second season. Our aim is to make the part two better than the first one though I loved the first movie. Now we are just left with its final leg of schedule in Haryana in April and some final work in Mumbai,” said Krishika, who produced other Bollywood hits like ‘Raanjhnaa’ and ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela’ among others.
Asked the reason behind coming up with the sequel of ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ after a gap of four years, Krishika said, “We had the synopsis of the script with us for quite sometime. But Anand and I got busy with ‘Raanjhnaa’. The moment we finished it, we were back for ‘Tanu Weds Manu 2’.”
The honcho of Eros International said after collaborating in three films, the director has become a “family”.
“Anand is like a family. We are doing a lot of stuff together. We have a connection. Our sensibilities and thought process are similar and probably that’s the reason that we have come up with a brilliant script for ‘Tanu Weds Manu 2’,” she said.
Krishika said as a producer she would like to put her weight behind strong scripts and will promote young talents.
“I would love to produce women-centric films provided they have a strong script. My next two film projects are with debutant directors. I feel the freshers are pool of talent. I have just met them and was quite amazed by their stories.”