BOLLYWOOD: It’s been 16 years since Shahid Kapoor forayed into Bollywood. The actor made his debut with Ishq Vishk which also starred Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasury as the female leads. The movie became an instant hit and people couldn’t stop gushing over Shahid’s chocolate boy looks.
Since Ishq Vishk released, there was no turning back for Shahid. Now, after 16 years, the teenage romantic film is all set to get a sequel as confirmed by the producer Ramesh Taurani.
He stated to Mumbai Mirror, “Yes, we are making a sequel of Ishq Vishk. The story is in the scripting stage and could be about a teenage romance or a college romance. Hopefully in the next two-three months, we will lock the script and start looking for the director and cast.”
Talking about how he had finalised to back Ishq Vishk in 2003, Taurani revealed, “When we got Ken Ghosh on board, he had suggested two-three different concepts which would have required established stars and didn’t really impress me. Then, he came up with an idea to be headlined by newcomers, which we really liked and greenlit the project. We worked really hard on the film, the entire process from the first pitch to the wrap took us a year.”
On being asked about launching Shahid, Ramesh added, “He was very young then, so I asked him to wait for two-three years before I could launch him. When Ken narrated the final story of Ishq Vishk to me, I told him that I had a hero who fits the part and introduced him to Shahid.”