Baaghi 2: Manoj Bajpayee joins Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani; is sequel remake of Telugu film Kshanam?
Manoj Bajpayee, who was last seen in Sarkar 3, has joined the cast of Baaghi 2. He will play an important character with a twist, and will share screen space with lead actors Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani, reports Mumbai Mirror.
"Manoj really liked the script. He is also very fond of the casting director, Mukesh Chhabra, and director Ahmed Khan, who he has known since many years. Ahmed had choreographed him in Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya. He will start shooting for the film soon," said a source speaking to the daily.
In the first installment, Tiger Shroff starred with Shraddha Kapoor. The film was directed by Sabbir Khan. The sequel went on floors in September, and will be directed by choreographer Ahmed Khan. Both these films have been produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Baaghi 2 will also star Prateik Babbar in the role of the antagonist. It is being speculated that the sequel is a remake of Telugu film Kshanam, directed by Ravikanth Perepu. Kshanam told the story of an NRI who returns to India to help his ex-lover to find her abducted daughter. A source speaking to Deccan Chronicle said that Baaghi 2 will see Disha Patani's character leaving Shroff, marrying another man and having a child with him.
The rights to Kshanam were reportedly bought by Nadiadwala last year.