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Sequel on <i>Nayee Padosan</i>...

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By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Sequels and remakes are the current fad in Bollywood. The latest to join the bandwagon is choreographer turned director B.H. Tharun Kumar, who is making the sequel of his comic film Nayee Padosan. Titled Nayee Padosan 2, the film will star a new face in the title role, while two of the three male leads will be repeated in the sequel -- Aslam Khan and Vikas Kalantri as also Rahul Bhat, who enacted a significant role in the first part.

What prompted Tharun to start Nayee Padosan 2? "People were curious to know whether or not there would be a sequel to Nayee Padosan. Even the distributors of the film kept enquiring about it. In fact, the same distributors are also backing the new installment, which speaks for itself," Tharun adds.

Ikram Akhtar, who had penned the original, has also written the script of the sequel. "Nayee Padosan 2 is far more hilarious than the first part. The screenplay abounds in entertaining moments," he says. Tharun plans to shoot a major chunk of Nayee Padosan 2 at Ramoji Rao Studios, while a substantial portion will also be shot near the India-Pakistan border. "The permissions are being sought currently," Tharun reveals.

Tharun, who has been associated with the biggest of films as a choreographer, is now concentrating on direction. He has two films on floors currently -- Kaash Mere Hote [produced by music composer Shravan and Bollywood Calling] and Rafoo Chakkar [starring Aslam Khan and Channel [V] veejay Yudhishthir].

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