By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Over the years, we have been hearing stories around sequel to some of the most popular Shah Rukh Khan starrers like Baazigar, Baadshah and even Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge. Though most of these stories have turned out to be fabricated with hardly any substance to them, a sequel has been quietly planned and is already getting ready to go on floors.
We are talking about King Khan's first released film, Deewana which had hit the theaters a decade and a half back. The film starred Rishi Kapoor in the male lead along with Divya Bharati. Director of films like Elaan, Ziddi, Salakhen and most recently Big Brother - Guddu Dhanoa - has conceptualised a sequel to the hit film and already roped in Adhyayan Suman to play the lead. Incidentally, Deewana had marked the debut of director Raj Kanwar while the film was produced by Guddu Dhanoa along with Lalit Kapoor.
Confirms Adhyayan Suman who has left the Haal-e-Dil experience behind him within a week of it's release and is already looking forward to many more lucrative offers coming his way, "Yes, I am acting in the sequel to Deewana and am happy to be a part of Guddu Dhanoa cinema. I realize that at the end of the day, it is hardcore commercial cinema that runs and Gudduji's films have always provided wholesome entertainment."
Doesn't it bother him that off late, Guddu Dhanoa hasn't quite enjoyed a great time at the box office? "Who doesn't go through a rough patch", counters Adhyayan, "I have caught on all the films that he has made over the years and know that he understands the pulse of the masses. Who makes the film a success? Masses right! If you make a good film which is not watched by audience, then what's the point? I for sure know that Gudduji would bounce back with the Deewana sequel."
Hold on a second? Is it entirely possible to make a sequel to Deewana? Especially so because out of the three main leads in the film, Rishi Kapoor's character dies in the end while Divya Bharati is no more in real life!
Winks Adhyayan, "That's the entire beauty of this sequel. Let me tease you a little - I would say that it is a sequel but not 'really a sequel' in entirety. Keep guessing!"
While Adhyayan is indeed excited about being a part of this set up, it is yet not clear whether the man who played the most important character in the film, Shah Rukh Khan, would be playing a part in the sequel!