"This is absolutely baseless and people should not speculate", says Bhandarkar who has decided that from here on, he would have none of such speculative news pieces making the rounds."
What is indeed concrete though is that Bhandarkar has no plans of making a sequel to Chandni Bar or any other film in years to come.
"I don't have any time for that. I am busy with Dil to Bachcha Hai Ji and then Heroine, something which I have always maintained. Also, I don't believe in sequels and if at all I attempt one then I would make a thorough announcement. I think I have enough new subjects in mind to be explored. Let me exhaust them first", continues Bhandarkar while still sounding disturbed by the entire state of affairs.
The piece also states that he spoke to Tabu for hours after watching Chandni Bar on TV; something which only added fuel to the rumour.
"That's unbelievable", says Bhandarkar in the exasperated tone, "My conversation must have happened 6-8 months back and all I had shared with Tabu was some nostalgia around the experience of making of Chandni Bar. Who else was there in the call to listen if we spoke anything beyond that, let aside firming up plans for our next? Please, I am attached to the actors I work with and believe in being in touch even years after I have worked with them. A social/personal conversation should not be accounted for being a business preposition in the making."
Guess this should help set the records straight and allow Bhandarkar to kick start work on his Ajay, Emraan and Omi starrer Dil to Bachcha Hai Ji which has created a stir of sorts in the industry ever since it was announced last weekend.
"I know", Bhandarkar gets a little relaxed here, "I guess we have to ignore all rumours and concentrate on some real and happening stuff now."
Madhur Bhandarkar has never been this furious. Usually charmed and a joyous personality, Bhandarkar is fumed by a 'news break' that took place in a tabloid that proclaimed that he was all set to begin work on the sequel of Chandni Bar. Not just was he supposed to have approached Tabu for the film, he was also said to have started making plans with the film beginning soon after his recently announced Dil to Bachcha Hai Ji.