Aamir Khan and AR Murugadoss‘ Ghajini in 2008, broke all box office records and collected 100 crores 15 years ago. There are rumors in the media about Ghajini 2, but neither Aamir nor Murugadoss ever opened up about it. Recently, the director of Ghajini was asked about the same, and here’s what he has to say.
Chances of Ghajini 2
Filmmaker AR Murugadoss launched the trailer of August 16, 1947, his upcoming film as a producer, at a pre-release event in Mumbai on Friday. At the event, he spoke about his Aamir Khan and Asin-starrer Ghajini, the first-ever Bollywood film to land in the Rs 100 crore club.
When asked for an update about Ghajini 2, Murugadoss said, “I don’t know of any idea about Ghajini 2, the girl (Asin’s character Kalpana) died, and he (Aamir Khan’s Sanjay) had short-term memory loss… I will do something fresh. I have a couple of scripts, I will do something new for Hindi.”
Previously, Reports suggested that Producer Madhu Mantena tried to convince AR Murgadoss for Ghajini 2, but things never went further.
“The process is on for the last few years, but there isn’t an outcome for the same as of now. Efforts are being made to bring Ghajini back as it’s a loved film with a character that has potential for a franchise. Madhu is also trying to connect with several other directors from the South for a possible collaboration with Aamir in lead,” a source told Pinkvilla.
The word Pan India
Meanwhile, Murgadoss feels people are fed up with the Pan India word in Indian cinema. Even though several Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada films, such as Baahubali 1 and 2, Ponniyin Selvan: 1, KGF 1 and 2, and RRR, have been successful across the country, Murugadoss said that people are “fed up with the tag pan-India.”
He said, “I am happy to be in Mumbai, and to see you all after a long time, this time as a producer. I know you are all fed up with the tag pan-India. But this one will surprise you, you will enjoy it. When we started the film, we wanted to make it as a Tamil film, once the shoot was finished, one of the producers watched it and said, ‘This film has the capacity and potential to reach a wider audience, why can’t we dub it in other languages’? Then, we discussed that we Indians got independence on the same day, and felt the same emotions, so we should do it. You will enjoy the film. The director of the film came to me eight years ago. He worked as an AD. I read his script and decided to produce it. He has a unique point to a wonderful story.” Quoted Indian Express.
Also, Murugadoss’ last few films like Rajinikanth’s Darbar and the Mahesh Babu-starrer, and even his last Hindi feature, the Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Akira, did not perform well at the box office. Talking about his film’s failures, the filmmaker said, “We are doing our best for all the films. With every film, we are trying something new, some films will work, and some will not. So, I try to learn, I will correct it and I will come back.”