Murder created waves when it was released in 2004. The film starring Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat grabbed the spotlight for weeks together!
The news about the plans for making a sequel to Murder has been doing rounds for sometime now. However, the Bhatts refused to make any official statement on the same. As they say, the cat is finally out of the bag now. Though Murder was directed by Anurag Basu, the sequel of the film will now be directed by Mohit Suri.
Confirming this news, Mohit told Bollywood Hungama, "Yes. Murder 2 is definitely happening, and Emraan will definitely be a part of this sequel as well. However, as for the female lead, I think it's still too early to talk about it. Though I must add that, the female protagonist is going to be one of the most important parts in the film." As for the story and script of the film, Mohit says, "Right now, I am adding the finishing touches to the script. I guess in about a week or two, it will be finished. After which, we will actually be rounding the script to see if any modifications are needed."
Coming to the shoot schedule, the director states, "Let's say it will take about three weeks for the script to get locked, after which the cast will be finalized. Only then, will we actually make a formal announcement and start the shoot as well."
Further when told about rumours about Imran Zahid being cast in the film, Mohit clarifies, "Well, Imran Zahid is not in the film. Bhatt Saab is independently helping him, but it's not with Murder 2."