Filmmaker-cum-actor Satish Kaushik has spilled the beans: He is considering making a sequel to his successful directorial venture from 2003, Tere Naam.
The romantic drama starred Salman Khan in the lead role and introduced Bhumika Chawla to Hindi cinema. Khan received rave reviews for his performance while the hairstyle he sported in the film quickly caught on among young male fans.
International Business Times reports that Kaushik is planning to make a sequel of Tere Naam but is a little skeptical about the same.
"My Twitter is flooded with (requests for) 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," said Kaushik at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
Kaushik appeared at the film festival to attend the screening of the film A Billion Colour Story which he has co-produced, according to a report by Zee News. His last directorial venture was the comedy Gang of Ghosts in 2014 while he was last seen on the screen in Rohit Dhawan's Dishoom earlier this year.
The filmmaker added that the host of sequels that released recently have not done well at the box office, probably alluding to Rock On 2 and Tum Bin 2. "Only Kahaani 2 looks interesting. That is because it is a different film in itself. Sometimes, you have trusted your character in a certain manner in the first part but you don't know which story will fall into place for next," he said, according to Zee News.
Since Kaushik has not denied the possibility of a sequel, another franchise might get added to Khan's kitty. As of now, he will soon start shooting for two other sequels — Kabir Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai, the sequel to his 2012 action thriller Ek Tha Tiger, and Arbaz Khan's Dabangg 3, the third installment of the immensely successful Dabangg franchise.