Even though the 2004 thriller Ab Tak Chhappan had stirred up problems between the film’s director Shimit Amin and producer Ram Gopal Varma, the latter was keen to make a sequel to the film. And it seems that RGV’s plans have finally materialised.
The filmmaker is reportedly all geared up to launch the sequel to the critically acclaimed film with actor Nana Patekar in the lead role.
RGV drove down to Pune, on Sunday, to convince the actor to start work on the sequel.
While Nana Patekar also refused to any details about the sequel, he confirmed, “Yes, I have agreed to work on the sequel to Ab Tak Chhappan.” When asked what he thinks about Saple taking over the directorial reins, instead of the film’s original director, Patekar said, “It doesn’t make any difference to me who directs the sequel.”
Ram Gopal Varma who has always managed to stay in the news, be it for his films or the women in his life, has found yet another reason to hit the headlines.
The filmmaker, after Urmila Matondkar, Antara Mali, Nisha Kothari
and Jiah Khan, seems to have found his latest muse in the form of actress Madhu Shalini, who will be launched in
his next film Department.
Ram Gopal Varma was introduced to Madhu Shalini by his old friend Puri Jagannath, during the shoot of Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap. At the time, Ramu was busy with his film Not A Love Story.
He was also busy locking his next venture Department then. Ramu immediately signed her on for the film he is co-producing with Sanjay Dutt. Ramu and Madhu have come closer since then.
He will apparently be spending Rs 1 crore on that single song. It’s surprising since RGV had earlier made his film
Not A Love Story in a budget of Rs 80 lakh.”
Madhu Shalini is an actress from the Telugu film industry. She has worked in a couple of Tamil films as well. After her debut film Andarivaadu, which did not do too well at the box office, she found success with her second venture Na Pranam Kaante Ekkavu. She has worked in around a dozen films down south. Department will be her
Bollywood debut vehicle.