The year 2019 might be a dull one for sequels or spinoff of Bollywood films as Salman Khan’s Race couldn’t make a telling impact and the Tiger franchise is not showing sign of heading anywhere. Even Yash Raj films highest grossing franchise, Dhoom, is on hold, with its director, Vijay Krishna Acharya, delivering the biggest failure in the history of Yash Raj Films — Thugs Of Hindostan.
Given that the expectations of a sequel were high for the surprise hit of 2018, AndhaDhun — here’s some sad news. The sequel has been put on hold by the director himself. AndhaDhun starring Ayushmann Khurrana as a blind man had an open ending paving the way for a sequel.
However, the director of AndhaDhun, Sriram Raghvan, denied that there would be any sequel to AndhaDhun. He said:
“A sequel to AndhaDhun? NO. In capital letters. Kuch cheezein adhuri hi hone se poori hoti hai (some things are better left incomplete).”
Another successful film of 2018 was Stree. Although the makers of Stree are keen on making a sequel, the dispute between the co-producers would mean the film will not hit theatres this year. Another sequel, Kick 2 has been announced by Sajid Nadiadwala but the producers have yet to find a right script for the same.
There are some intriguing and exciting films lined up in 2019 and the possibility of viewing a sequel or spinoff to any of the previously loved films seems low.