We bet you remember Priyadarshan's 2003 comedy-drama Hungama starring Akshaye Khanna, Rimi Sen, Aftab Shivdasani, Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor in lead roles. The film was a sleeper hit back then and became popular thanks to the amazing funny exchanges of Paresh Rawal's character. Well, considering we live in the time of remakes and sequels, we now hear that the director is now coming up with a sequel to the film. In his recent interaction with Bollywood Hungama, the director confirmed that a sequel is in the works and also confirmed that he has found a male lead for the film. Is Jaaved Jaaferi's Son Meezaan Dating Navya Naveli Nanda? Here's What He Has To Say.
While actors Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor will be returning for Hungama 2, actors Akshaye Khanna and Rimi Sen who were leads in the original, will not be a part of the film. After debuting with Sanjay Leela Bhansali productions' Malaal, actor Meezaan Jaaferi has been roped in as the male lead in this film.
Speaking about his casting, director Priyadarshan said, "Yes, we’ve found our male lead in Hungama 2 and it’s Meezaan. The boy is terrific on-screen. He is a fabulous dancer like his father, emotes and fights well too. There is nothing he can’t do."
Meezaan did impress quite a few critics with his performance in Malaal as he came across as the quintessential Bollywood male lead with his personality and his dancing skills. Shedding light on Hungama 2's genre, director Priyadarshan further added, "It will be young, vibrant, warm, funny and family-oriented. In brief, a typical Priyadarshan comedy."Malaal Trailer: Rowdiness Meets Elegance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's New Love Story Starring Sharmin Segal and Meezan Jaaferi!
The film is yet to find itself a female lead and we can't wait to see who will it be. A fresh pairing is always exciting. Watch out this space for more updates on this sequel!