The first half of 2018 has been revolving around sequels with ‘Race 3’ and ‘Baaghi 2’. Reports suggest that yet another sequel has been up in talks. Salman Khan returned to comedy genre after a long time with ‘Ready’ in 2011. Anees Bazmee’s ‘Ready’ was a blockbuster superhit and performed remarkably well on screen. Khan’s swiftness and perfect timing in comedy was praiseworthy. Recently, it seems that the makers are all set to create the sequel to this comedy venture.
Bhushan Kumar lately stated to Mumbai Mirror,
“Bharat, my production with Atul Agnihotri, has just started and now we are in talks with Salman bhai and Anees bhai for Ready 2. We are waiting for the script to get ready so that we can take it forward.”
Anees Bazmee, the director to the prequel also mentioned,
“Bhushan ji and I have been in talks for a few months now. He had also been interested in making Ready 2 for quite some time. Things are looking positive after our most recent meeting. I haven’t met Salman bhai to discuss dates and other details yet. Taking the film on the floors will depend on his availability.”
If things go as planned, it will indeed be hearty news for all the fans of Salman bhai. The screen as well as all the fans of Salman Khan seem to to be missing his comic avatar and would love to watch this project come to reality.
2011’s ‘Ready’ featured Asin Thottumkal alongside Salman. Reports suggest that the leading lady for the sequel is not yet finalized. The original ‘Ready’ was a remake of the Telugu film with the same title which hit the sreens in 2008, directed by Srinu Vaitla and starred Ram Pothineni alongside Genelia D’Souza (Deshmukh). The movie narrates the story of Prem, who is to get engaged to Pooja, but a different girl, Sanjana, impersonates Pooja to elope from her greedy relatives. Then the story goes on as Prem tries to convince Sanjana’s notorious money-hungry family to allow him to get married to Sanjana. The rom-com was epic with all the comic elements, the pitch perfect casting and blockbuster songs like ‘Dhinka-chika’. The cast of Bollywood’s ‘Ready’ included Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Puneet Issar and Arya Babbar.
On the workdront, Salman Khan will be next seen in ‘Bharat’ which is to be directed by Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai director-actor Ali Abbas Zafar. ‘Bharat’ is an official remake of the Korean film An Ode To My Father. The movie is also to feature Priyanka Chopra and Disha Patani in crucial roles. Produced by Salman’s brother in law Atul Agnihotri, the movie is scheduled to be released during the Eid weekend in 2019.
Salman’s ‘Race 3’ has already joined the 200 crore club as the movie was a blockbuster on screen and the fans seemed to enjoy the action packed thriller. Salman Khan, who is now 52 years old, also has Prabhudeva’s ‘Dabangg 3’ which is to go on floors on September 16th, this year. ‘Dabangg 3’ is inspired and loosely based on the story of a real life cop of Noida and in fact, is to be shot in North India which is a very first for the Dabangg franchise. According to reports, Sonakshi Sinha would be reprising her role as Rajjo and also that the makers want to deliver this film a few notches higher than the previous installments in every possible way. His brother Sohail Khan’s ‘Sher Khan’ is also on the palate after wrapping up ‘Bharat’. With ‘Ready 2’ lined up against those, it is a great surprise for the fans. The fans are filled with high hopes after the memorable impact of the original ‘Ready’.