Farhan Akhtar says there won't a Dil Chahta Hai sequel because that would be like 'forcing the issue,' reports news agency PTI. Farhan is gearing up for the release of Lucknow Central, in which he headlines a music band formed a group of inmates, who seek to escape the prison through their NGO-backed gig. During the promotion of Lucknow Central, Farhan was asked about a probable sequel of Dil Chahta Hai, with which he debuted as a director in 2001. "I feel there was a certain energy, mood and a time in my life when Dil Chahta Hai happened and that's why I wrote it. Now if I think of (a sequel), I will be forcing the issue. It is going to go from 'what I wanted to say' to now 'something more should be added'. What was great about it when it happened was there was no design," Farhan told PTI.
- Dil Chahta Hai was Farhan's first film as director
- "If I think of (a sequel), I will be forcing the issue," he said
- Farhan's Lucknow Central is releasing on Friday
Farhan also directed Shah Rukh Khan in the reboot of Amitabh Bachchan's Don and gave the film's plot a thrilling twist, which opened the gates to a sequel. Don 2 released in 2011 and was critically acclaimed. Then why not Dil Chahta Hai 2? "The story of Don allows you to take the film forward. It is plot-driven. But a film like Dil Chahta Hai is so much about the feel, the characters, the vibe of how people are," Farhan told PTI. He also added: "I am not ready with Don 3. That's too far off."
But Lucknow Central is not 'far off.' The Ranjit Tiwari-directed film will hit the screens this Friday.
(With inputs from PTI)