Mumbai: Four years after Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na released, making Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza overnight stars, the filmmakers are set to make a sequel. Efforts are now underway to get the original cast and crew together for the sequel.
According to sources, the film's writer-director Abbas Tyrewala, who has been lying low since the failure of his 2010 romcom Jhootha Hi Sahi, was initially hesitant to carry Jaane Tu forward. "There has been tremendous curiosity about the lives of all those friends from college who got hitched with one another. How did their lives turn out after college?
Abbas was really surprised at this high level of interest." Khan was reportedly always interested in a sequel but Tyrewala was against it, since he did not know how he could carry the story forward. "Neither Abbas nor Madhu Mantena (producer) saw any point in doing a sequel unless they could get the exact flavour and time-lapse in place," a source said. This, however, has now been sorted.
A still from the movie 'Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na'
Tyrewala has reportedly had a number of meetings with Khan, who too was keen to carry Jaane Tu... forward. According to sources, the sequel will pick up the threads of the film's characters Rats (Imran Khan), Meeow (Genelia D'Souza), Jignesh and the other members of the circle of friends five years after they were last seen.
When contacted, Tyrewala said, "Well, Imran and I do have something in mind. We've been meeting. Jaane Tu.... is a special film for both of us. It requires a whole lot of people to come together and we're trying to do so."