A number of sequels have been released this year, with a big box office collections.Following the success of Gadar 2, it has been speculated that a sequel to Dhadkan may be created.
Dharmesh Darshan, the director of Dhadkan, announced of Dhadkan 2 in a interview with Bollywood Hungama. Shilpa Shetty, Suniel Shetty, and Akshay Kumar starred in the first film in 2000. Ratan Jain, the producer of Dhadkan, asked the filmmaker to work on Dhadkan 2.
In a interview with Bollywood Hungama, Dharmesh Darshan stated “At this moment, all I can say is that yes, I have been offered Dhadkan 2 by Mr. Ratan Jain, who’s also the producer of Dhadkan. He has been offering me the film for a decade. I have been resisting as I was not sure since I have been told that Dhadkan is a classic. It’s like making the second part of Kabhi Kabhie (1976)! Dhadkan is not an action entertainer or comic caper. It is a film with a lot of soul. It has stood the test of time. I don’t believe in encashing on it. But now people have gone hammer and tongs I guess after the monstrous success of Gadar 2. Hence, the film was offered yet again to me in the last 10-15 days.”
“I made it clear (to the producer) that I’ll make the film only if we don’t compromise on any front. I don’t know how big a hit it will be. Even for the first part, I was not sure. It had an ‘off casting,’” he added, referring to Suniel Shetty and Akshay Kumar, who were action heroes when the film was in the making. When the filmmaker was asked if the iconic trio would return for the sequel, Dharmesh confessed, “I haven’t thought about the casting at all.”
The script is not yet finalised, says the film’s director. “I have 2-3 ideas with interesting and different casting possibilities,” he said. Dhadkan was a huge hit in the year 2000. The film is very famous for excellent performances and outstanding songs that are still famous today.