By Hindustan Times
The makers of the Rekha-starrer 1981 film Umrao Jaan, are contemplating to make a sequel to the original film. Umrao Jaan, which was directed by Muzaffar Ali, was based on the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada (1905), written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa.
The film was based on the life of famous Lucknow courtesan. Rekha's performance as the central character in the film had won her first National Award.
Now, director Muzaffar Ali and one of the writers of the film Javed Siddiqui are contemplating to make a sequel.
"We have two story ideas that we are working on. One apparently has nothing to do with Umrao Jaan but the film is set in the same period...it is about aftermath of first freedom struggle. The other idea is to have a sequel to Umrao Jaan," writer Javed Siddiqui told PTI.
"As in the end we have shown that she (Rekha) comes to her