Sunny Deol Denies Any Plans for Gadar 2

Sunny Deol has denied any plans for Gadar 2 making, despite reports making rounds
Sunny Deol Denies Any Plans for Gadar 2
Sunny Deol

There were reports recently suggesting that Anil Sharma was  planning  a sequel to his 2002 mega-hit Gadar: Ek Prem Katha the pre-Partition love story about an Indian Sikh (Sunny Deol) following his lady-love into Pakistan after India was divided into two. The film  broke many box office  records and went on to become the most successful film  of Sunny Deol’s career. Now 17 years later the Indian entertainment media suddenly woke up to talks  of a sequel to the  film.

Sounded far-fetched. The world had  moved on since Gadar was released.  Back then  talk about  Indo-Pak  amity was  encouraged on every platform including cinema where cross-border  love stories  like Gadar and Veer-Zara  were big box office successes. Who would attempt something suggesting a love relationship  across  the border  during these  times  of cross-border terrorism? Not Sunny Deol, for sure, as he is currently  fighting election on  a  BJP  ticket.

When I asked Sunny about Gadar 2 he laughed, “I don’t have time to think of any  films right now. I don’t  know where this rumour came from.” Director Anil Sharma also denied any  immediate plans of  a Gadar sequel. Said Sharma, “News hai aati raheti hai. Jab kuch fix hoga I’ll let you know.” That takes care  of that.

Gadar Ek Prem Katha was released  on the same Friday in 2001 as Ashutosh Gowariker's historic Lagaan.  Both were  mega-blockbusters. And in fact contrary to belief, Gadar was a bigger success than Lagaan. The  film catapulted  Sunny Deol to a new phase of stardom. It introduced Ameesha Patel as the female lead. She could not  sustain her stardom after Gadar.