Sequels and film franchises are quickly becoming the norm in Bollywood. The latest film to be converted into a franchise in Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer War. The action-thriller has been breaking box office records over the weekend, collecting approximately INR 125 crore within four days of its release. It has become the highest opening film of 2019, even beating the record of Salman Khan’s blockbuster Bharat. Meanwhile, the film’s director Siddharth Anand has revealed he is working on the film’s sequel. While speaking to the media recently, the director said, "It's too early to talk about it, but I definitely had an idea to convert this into a franchise. We were waiting for the audience reaction to the film. Now, I feel that it's an audience demand more than our desire. We will soon sit together to decide our future course of action."
War follows the story of Indian agent Khalid (Tiger) who is on a mission to hunt down his former mentor Kabir (Hrithik). It has been appreciated by the audience due to its stunning action sequences.
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Tiger Shroff, speaking at the success party of the film, said, "The day I came to know I would be working in a two-hero film with Hrithik Roshan, I told myself I can't get a bigger opportunity than this. It was like ticking off one thing on my 'to do' list. This film has been an educational and empowering journey." The two stars, Tiger and Hrithik, had also previously dropped hints of a sequel. Following War’s success, the film’s exhibitors have added 200 additional screens, bringing the total number of screens to 4,200. The film is expected to continue performing well at the box office as there is no major release scheduled for this week.