Right after the release of Badlapur starring Varun Dhawan, and its success, there was talk in the trade about a sequel to the film. While there was no confirmation, speculation has not abated, three years after the film released. Now, the film’s director Sriram Raghavan has confirmed that a second instalment of Badlapur is in the works.
When we spoke to the AndhaDhun director recently, he said, “Badlapur was a powerful sort of story. When Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films said let’s do a part two, we were sure it would not be a sequel to this film. This film would not continue. That story ends there. We thought if we get another story touching upon the aspect of revenge but yet something different, we could call it Badlapur 2. As a producer, he could use it as a franchise. But as a director, why would I call it Badlapur unless it had a story that is as good as or better than the first one? We have discussed a couple of stories but until we find a story that excites the producer and excites us, we will not go ahead. But it is still on the cards simply because it is a very catchy title.”