Have an idea for ‘Tere Naam 2’: Satish Kaushik

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“Tere Naam” is considered one of the best works of superstar Salman Khan and the film’s director Satish Kaushik says he has an idea to make a sequel but is unsure if he will do it anytime soon.

Tere Naam 2The 2003 romantic-drama had Salman and Bhoomika Chawla in lead roles and went on to become a huge blockbuster, where the “Dabangg” actor was widely praised for his role of Radhe Mohan.

“My Twitter is flooded with (requests of) ‘Tere Naam 2’. I have 15 stories lined up written by people for the film. I have worked out something but I don’t know if it’s good to ride on to your previous films,” Kaushik told PTI when asked if he is planning a sequel.

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Recently, many franchise films have released like “Tum Bin 2”, “Rock On 2”, “Force 2” and the upcoming “Kahani 2”.

The actor-director feels nobody knows if films riding on franchise can be successful but he still “has an idea” to take “Tere Naam” forward.

“Nobody knows, whether it (franchise film) works or not.

Recently it didn’t, only ‘Kahaani 2’ looks interesting. That is also because it is a different film in itself. Sometimes, you’ve trusted your character in a certain manner in the first part but you don’t know which story will fall into place (for next).

“It is tough. I have something, fans have been asking. Let me see how it happens. The idea is in mind,” he added.

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International Film Festival of India (IFFI), here.

He is excited that his film “A Billion Colour Story” was screened at IFFI and has been appreciated by the audience.

Directed by N Padmakumar, the film is about religious intolerance and revolves around a teenage boy Hari Aziz, born to a Muslim father Imran and a Hindu mother Parvati.

Kaushik says while he is happy that the film, which he co-produced, is doing well, he is also looking forward to collaborating with young filmmakers.

“‘A Billion Colour Story’ opened at Busan and London (film festivals) It is getting very good reviews, people are really affected by the film. I have another film ready, it’s a children’s film which I have produced. It is directed by Amit Prajapati. I am going to make films with a lot of young directors,” he said.

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The 60-year-old actor says today budding directors are doing “fearless filmmaking” and a platform of a film festival gives a boost to this culture.

“Today there is fearless filmmaking. If you’ve an idea, you can go and shoot a film. Festivals are a great platform too, at least you get to showcase your films. Even if one film amongst 20 is noticed, it becomes an example for future.

“One young filmmaker approached me with a film. He showed me a trailer and I really liked it. Earlier, nothing like this used to happen. You meet people here, showcase your films, let people see it,” he added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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