Sunny readying for ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ sequel, TV series

By Subhash K. Jha, IANS
Friday, February 25, 2011

MUMBAI - Sunny Deol is ready to cash in on the success of his home production “Yamla Pagla Deewana” — details are now being worked out for not just one but an ongoing series of films, as well as a television series based on the Deols’ characters in hit comedy.

Starring Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby Deol, the comedy directed by Samir Karnik did good business at the box office.

Contrary to rumours of a fall-out with the Deols, Karnik is not only going ahead with a sequel to “Yamla Pagla Deewana”, he has even cracked the idea for the sequel.

He immediately called Sunny who was as excited and told Karnik: Yeh idea to pehle wale se bhi dhansoon hain (this idea is even more exciting than the first film).

But there’s just one catch — Dharmendra, who has obtained a new lease of life with “Yamla Pagla Deewana”, has his own ideas on how to carry forward the story. Apparently he wants his character Dharam Singh to move to Canada with his wife (Nafisa Ali) where he tries his best to be a decent husband and a law-abiding citizen but can’t help reverting to his old crooked ways.

Karnik is okay with incorporating Dharamendra’s ideas into the sequel.

Dharampaaji’s ideas sar-aankhon par. He is like my father. He says I am his third son. Sunny and Bobby are like my brothers. Of course, I will incorporate Dharampaaji’s ideas… I need to sit down with my writer Jasvinder Bhatt and work out the details. We should have the sequel rolling by the year-end, said the director who is finally seeing success after eight years of struggle.

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