BOLLYWOOD: August 2016 saw a surprise hit in ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ which starred Diana Penty in her second Bollywood movie, was directed by Mudassar Aziz and produced by Aanand L Rai.
Aanand has gained popularity post backing films like ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘TWM: Returns’, ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’, ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ and ‘Raanjhanaa’.
Speaking about the sequel, director Muddasar said, “Har director aur producer par zimmedaari aati hai jab woh sequal banata hai. Audience ki expectation ka dhyan rakhe. Jab Aanand L Rai ke paas film le gaya toh bass yahi socha tha dimag mein. (When a sequel is being made, every director and producer has the responsibility of keeping the audiences expectation in mind and then going ahead with a project. That’s exactly what I thought when I approached Aanand L Rai).”
But the film went on floors and now is set for a release, this time with Sonakshi Sinha as the latest addition to the cast. The actress narrated her experience on the film stating, “We had some tough location and weather to face but together as a team we stood strong and it was fun over all.”
Aparshakti Khurrana, most remembered for his role in Aamir Khan starrer ‘Dangal’, then interrupted adding, “Muddasar is an emotional person it reflects in his writing and acting.”
Coming to having two Happy in the film witht he faces of Sonakshi Sinha and Diana Penty, Muddasar found it quite difficult as he said, “Do Happy ko chunna mushkil hai. Both stories are my babies but they are both different as a person. Diana and Sonakshi are remarkable.”