The second film, unrelated to the first, will also be directed by Milap Zaveri.
John Abraham to return with Satyameva Jayate 2, perhaps with Divya Khosla Kumar
Mumbai - 23 May 2019 16:00 IST
Updated : 21:59 IST
John Abhraham is all set to return as the lead in Satyameva Jayate 2, the sequel to his last year’s hit Satyameva Jayate (2018). His character dies at the end of the first part. So, the sequel is expected to have a different story with a different protagonist.
The first film saw John as a vigilante pitted against his brother, a police officer, played by Manoj Bajpayee.
But the bigger news is that Satyameva Jayate 2 might herald the return to the big screen of Divya Khosla Kumar, as reported by the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency and the daily tabloid Mumbai Mirror.
A source told Mumbai Mirror, “Milap [Zaveri] had fleshed our strong characters for John and Manoj Bajpayee in the first part. This time, he has written a memorable leading role for Divya. While SMJ2 will still pack a lot of punches, this time around it will be a commercial family entertainer with a patriotic flavour. What drew her to the project is that the role is integral to the narrative and will present her in an interesting light.”
Divya Kumar is the wife of T-Series head Bhushan Kumar, who is also producer on the Satyameva Jayate franchise. She had made her acting debut with Anil Sharma’s Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saaathiyo (2004). After marrying Bhushan Kumar, she directed a couple of films — Yaariyan (2014) and Sanam Re (2016).