Sudhir Mishra confirms ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ sequel

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Sudhir Mishra, who directed ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ (2003) starring Shiney Ahuja, Kay Kay Menon and Chitrangada Singh, has confirmed that a sequel to the film is being considered. The film was based on the Emergency period when the country is going through major social and political changes.

‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ was a cult film set against the backdrop of the Emergency. It narrated the story of three young people in the 1970s when India was undergoing upheaval, reports The Indian Express.

Of the sequel Mishra said, “We are working on the script. All I can say is Pritish (Nandy) is producing it, and I am directing it. Sometimes some films become bigger than the actual idea, for example, Hazaaron (Khwaishein Aisi) has become bigger than me. So, I have to treat this with respect, and not do it just for reasons of commerce, or just because I want to do it.”

When asked about potential casting Mishra said, “The script will decide who’s there and who’s not. We’ll take about six to eight months to do that.” He went on to say, “For me, the script has to be really strong. Hazaaron (Khwaishen Aisi) also worked because it broke all the rules. Everybody cast was new, except Kay Kay (Menon). We shot the whole film in seventy days, on the road, at a go. Everything was different, but there will be some continuation from the original story.”

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