Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal to Turn into a Franchise?
Kareena Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan joke that it might be Taimur or Ebrahim in the next one!
In a casual half-joking chat between Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sara Ali Khan on the former’s chat show What Women Want a few weeks ago, the two ladies wondered if the next Love Aaj Kal film would feature either Saif’s older son Ebrahim or younger son Taimur. Though said jokingly, this is not entirely a false-case scenario. It seems Love Aaj Kal director Imtiaz Ali plans to renew the franchise every ten years. Says an informed source, “The plan is to have one film in the Love Aaj Kal series about contemporary love as opposed to love in an earlier era every ten years or so. The first film starred Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone.
The second film which was out in February on Valentine’s Day featured Saif’s daughter Sara along with Kartik Aaryan. The film was a resounding flop commercially and critically. The tradition may continue into the next generation. The next Love Aaj Kal may feature Saif’s either son Ebrahim or Taimur, depending on when the next film comes out, says the insider. This lineage-related franchise could go a long way. After Taimur, it could be Sara’s offspring being directed by Imtiaz Ali’s daughter in Love Aaj Kaal 2021. Just kidding…or maybe not!
The debate on nepotism in the film industry has always been nebulous. While it is true that star kids are pre-empowered, it is equally true that no one signs them up because of who their parents are. Hence while Anil Kapoor's daughter Sonam Kapoor is quite a star, her brother Harshvardhan is still struggling to find a place. And no one gave Tiger Shroff a chance just because he was Jackie's son.
But with regards to Love Aaj Kal, will Imtiaz Ali venture into the same field again after the failure of his last film?