Noted filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has made many films ever since he started his career as a director but the Tabu and Atul Kulkarni starrer ‘Chandni Bar’ (2001) remains one of his most accomplished works that still finds an audience for itself. Now, after 17 years after its release, we have learnt that Bhandarkar is ready to revisit the movie in the form of a sequel. Yes, the acclaimed director is planning a sequel to his 2001 crime-drama which clocked a number of National Awards after its release. Titled ‘Chandni Bar 2’, the sequel will be bankrolled by producer Shailesh R Singh.
Spilling some beans on the project, a source close to the development says that the work on the script has already commenced. “Madhur has put in a lot of research on the aftermath of the 2005 ban on dance bars and has set the film around the same time and subject. He has a lot of material ready and work on the script has already begun.”
When producer Shailesh R Singh was contacted to get more information on the same, he confirmed the development, saying, “I am really excited to produce ‘Chandni Bar 2’ with Madhur as the director once again. I have already acquired the rights to the film and can’t wait to take it on the floors.”
The source adds that the team will commence the casting process once Madhur Bhandarkar locks the final draft in coming few months. If all goes well, ‘Chandni Bar 2’ will begin production by the year-end.
Well, Tabu was the cornerstone of ‘Chandni Bar’. So, it will be interesting to see if Madhur offers her any role in the sequel.