Reports were doing the rounds that Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium was all set for a sequel and the film-makers had contacted Saif Ali Khan and his daughter Sara Ali Khan to play prominent roles in the film. The father-daughter duo had liked the script and asked the film-makers to give some time before signing on the dotted line. Just when we thought the two of them are all set to star in the movie together, things took a U-turn, as Sara Ali Khan dropped the idea of starring in the film and Saif Ali Khan followed suit.
"The father-daughter drama was supposed to roll out in March 2019. They were talking about shooting it in London and Mumbai. Though Saif and Sara had not signed the contract, they had agreed verbally. The team was also looking out for an older heroine to play Sara's mother," a source said to DNA. The source stated that the movie will not go forward as of now. The source said, "Sara walked out of the film. She has given her dates to another project."
Sara Ali Khan is busy shooting for her debut movie Simmba alongside Ranveer Singh and the movie is scheduled to hit the theatres by the end of 2018. She'll also be seen alongside Sushant Singh Rajput in the movie Kedarnath, which is scheduled to hit the theatres during the first quarter of 2019. Hence, the young lass had to give Hindi Medium sequel a pass, as she's busy with these two projects and doesn't want to be held up during her debut and promotional work.
The source also stated to DNA that Saif Ali Khan was very much interested in the movie, but backed out after his daughter dropped the idea. "Saif was keen on doing the film only because it had Sara as the leading lady. Although it's a great script, he, too, is reconsidering the offer."
The source further commented, "After Irrfan fell sick, the sequel was put on hold. But recently, producer Dinesh Vijan and director Homi Adajania narrated the script to Irrfan, who's on the road to recovery. The actor has liked the idea and the makers are expected to begin the shoot sometime next year. Since the sequel will have a time lapse of 10 years, Sara, who was the original choice, is right for it."