BizAsiaLive.com reported some time back that the forthcoming third instalment of the ‘Fukrey’ franchise would be based on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, this has since been denied by the film’s director Mrighdeep Lamba.
Lamba is quoted by Box Office Worldwide, “It is not true at all. This is hardly an issue that can be slipped into a plot as an afterthought. This is a misreport”.
He went on to say, “This story has nothing to do with Covid 19. Even I was surprised when I read that I was incorporating the virus in my film when infact I said we won’t incorporate such a grim and sensitive issue forcibly into Fukrey 3. If I get a good idea for a film on the coronavirus, I will do it. But, I repeat Fukrey 3 has nothing to do with the virus”.
The film should see a return of the cast in the forthcoming film, including Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha and Varun Sharma.