The producer confirmed plans to pursue further sequels in the Aashiqui franchise as well as a new one for Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991).
After Aashiqui 2, Bhushan Kumar prepares for new franchise, this time of Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
Mumbai - 17 Apr 2020 16:31 IST
Updated : 18:26 IST
The lousy reception for the latest song remix by T-Series has not fazed Bhushan Kumar and the producer confirmed plans to take forward his father Gulshan Kumar's legacy with additions to the Aashiqui franchise as well as a new one along the lines of Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991).
While there have been reports of a third instalment to the successful Aashiqui 2 (2013) reboot, the production has run into problems. Back in 2016, there were reports of Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra being roped in for the third film. But that project never went on the floor.
The daily, Mumbai Mirror, quoted sources suggesting that the production house, T-Series, is in talks for the franchise to continue. While there has been no official statement from T-Series, the report quoted Bhushan Kumar saying that he would like to carry the legacy forward.
Bhushan Kumar said, "Yes, Aashiqui and Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin are great franchises to take forward. Both films were big hits back in the day, and it's a great responsibility to carry my father's legacy forward."
This suggests that in addition to Aashiqui (1990), Bhushan Kumar is set to create a franchise out of his Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), another popular film produced by his father and directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The film, starring Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt, was based on Frank Capra's iconic Hollywood romantic comedy It Happened One Night (1934), starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
Currently, all production in the film industry is halted due to the countrywide lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease) pandemic.