Is Vishal Bhardwaj planning a sequel to the much-acclaimed
Ishqiya? At least that's what a section of the media would
like us to believe. But the news is mere speculation. "No, there
are no plans to make a sequel. I read about it in the newspapers
and was quite amused. The fact is, there's no truth to it. In fact,
the thought of making a sequel hasn't even crossed my mind," Ishqiya director Abhishek Chaubey clarifies.
So what is the talented director making next? "I have commenced
writing my next script. This one's set in North India. The
screenplay will take another two months to complete and only then
will we take it further," Abhishek divulges. Is his mentor Vishal
Bhardwaj producing the film? "Yes, he is. I will narrate the
screenplay to Vishal-ji once I am done," he adds.