Soon after Fukrey Returns turned out to be a smash hit, the team behind it announced their plans to make a third installment in the hit comedy franchise. However, nothing has been known about the plot of the film, that is, till now. Director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba, who also helmed the first two parts, recently revealed that Fukrey 3 could revolve around the current COVID-19 situation and ensuing lockdown albeit with a high dose of humour and overall vibe of entertainment that the franchise has been known for.
Opening up on his plans for Fukrey 3 to PTI, Mrigdeep Singh Lamba said, “This part too will have a strong message that people will take away and it will be delivered in a humorous way. The original story doesn’t mention it (about Covid-19). But we have been contemplating. We have discussed it. We need to be careful how we show it (Covid-19 situation) it shouldn’t seem forceful.”
The filmmaker further said that if he and his team are unable to crack an idea around the coronavirus pandemic, he intends to make a full-fledged film on it. “We are toying with the idea to do (something) on Covid-19 or the current situation in a humorous way. We will definitely do something about it. We will make something. We need to crack the right idea.”
Elaborating on how far the script has progressed, Lamba added, “We had started working on it before lockdown and now we connect via phone. We have got a story in place and the writing is almost 80 per cent complete. We are working on the screenplay, which is almost done. Once things start to normalise and we have rules in place, then we will decide how and when to take it ahead. We will understand the ground reality before going on floors. The production was earlier slated to begin by October-November but nothing is certain now.”
Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Pankaj Tripathi and Richa Chadha will be returning for Fukrey 3, with a few new additions to the cast.
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