Gadar 2: Fans of Ameesha, Sunny as Tara, and Sakeena wonder what he'll uproot next
Ameesha Patel portrays Sakeena in the pictures, while Sunny Deol portrays Sikh truck driver Tara Singh
Ameesha Patel shared images of the muhurat taken on Instagram after Gadar 2 went on floors on Wednesday. In the sequel, Ameesha and Sunny Deol will reprise their roles as Sakeena and Tara Singh from Gadar. In the sequel, Utkarsh Sharma, who played Sunny and Ameesha's onscreen son in the first film, will reprise his role.
The photos show Ameesha dressed as Sakeena while Sunny sports the look of her husband, Sikh truck driver Tara Singh. "I am so excited for this movie. The characters are back," wrote a fan in the comments section while another added: "Kabse wait kar rahi thi iss din ka (Been waiting for this day for so long)." Meanwhile, one fan hilariously enquired: "Iss baar kya ukhadenge Sunny Paaji? (What will Sunny Paaji uproot this time?)" Sunny Deol, in anger, had pulled a hand-pump out in Gadar.
"Lo ek aur safar shuru ho gaya (yet another journey has started), filled with excitement at the muhurat of Gadar 2. Aap sab ki blessings and pyaar chayiye (need all your love and blessings). Releasing on 2022," wrote Utkarsh while sharing photos of the clapperboard. In real life, he is the son of Anil Sharma, the 2001 film's director and the sequel's director. Sunny also posted a photo of himself on Instagram with the caption Tara Singh.
Before Gadar 2 was announced in October, Utkarsh gave a cryptic response when asked about a sequel: "Abhi toh hamari taraf se we have not announced anything (We haven't said anything as of yet). I understand the love of the fans, which they have been giving us even after 20 years desiring a sequel to this blockbuster film. That can only happen with a terrific story, and that takes time."
He said it's only natural that the sequel of a cult movie like Gadar 2 will take time: "This is not a Fast and Furious film that you just keep coming up with sequels. It needs that gravity, that time. Ek nayi duniya banane ke liye samay lagta hai. Rome was not built in a day, so I cannot, unfortunately, say anything at this point beyond that."
Gadar, a hit film set during the Partition, was released in 2001. Gadar followed the love tale of Tara, a Sikh truck driver, and Sakeena, a Muslim girl. This year commemorated the 20th anniversary of the film.