It looks like the trend of remaking films and doing sequels is unstoppable in Bollywood. And it is the top stars who have the maximum sequels and remakes in their kitty. Leading from the front is Salman Khan who has four films, two of which are remakes and two sequels. The actor's stardom is unparallel and his name is enough to draw audiences to the theatres. But content is what is working in the box office of late, so people want to play it safe by opting for what is tried and tested. We took a close look and saw that Bollywood has 20 remakes/sequels in the pipeline for 2019-2020. The films have some of the biggest names of the industry. Even young stars like Varun Dhawan and Kartik Aaryan are doing them. Does this mean that there is a severe crunch of original scripts in Bollywood? Well, it seems so...
Laaxmi Bomb (2020)
The film is a remake of the 2011 Tamil hit, Muni 2: Kanchana. It is being directed by Raghava Lawrence, who has helmed the Kanchana series. The film stars Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in lead roles. In the film, the ghost of a transgender enters into the body of a person and creates havoc in the house. Shoot for the film began in April 2019 with a song, Bismillah. The makers are looking at an early 2020 release.
While the makers are saying that it is an original story, some reports suggest that the film is a remake of the Kannada film, Tagaru.
Housefull 4 (2019)
The film is a part of the hugely successful Housefull franchise. Housefull 4 is coming on October 26, 2019 and is a reincarnation comedy. The film is being directed by Farhad Samji.
Hera Pheri 3
The Akshay Kumar - Suneil Shetty comedy is one of the most-loved films. Indra Kumar has said that he will make Hera Pheri 3 but the project has been delayed indefinitely.
The new film in the Golmaal series might happen in 2020. Shreyas Talpade confirmed that Rohit Shetty is working on the script and that they might start shoot in the middle of 2020.
Buzz is that the third film in the Singham franchise might also happen soon. Ajay Devgn said Shetty is undecided about whether to shoot for Singham 3 or Golmaal 5 first.
The film is a Hindi remake of the Korean blockbuster, An Ode To My Father. It is releasing on Eid. Bharat also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover and Tabu. It is coming on June 5.
Dabangg 3 (2019)
Dabangg 3 directed by Prabhu Deva is going to hit the theatres on December 20. Bhai is back as Chulbul Pandey in the cop drama.
Kick 2 (2020-21 tentative)
Salman Khan will start work on Kick 2 next year. The film is a sequel of Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick that starred Jacqueline Fernandez and Salman Khan.
The superstar is also going to play a detective in the Hindi remake of the Korean film, Veteran. Atul told PTI, "I saw the film and I liked it. I thought it is an opportunity to make it with him. It is a class film. I showed him the film and he felt the same. Salman has given a go ahead. He will play the detective in the film."
Laal Singh Chaddha (2020)
The actor's film is a remake of the Tom Hanks hit, Forrest Gump. It will release in Christmas, 2020 and is being directed by Advait Chandan. The actor said, "I have an announcement for my fans and media. I have finalised my next film and it is titled Laal Singh Chadha. It is a remake of American film Forrest Gump. It is being made by Viacom 18 and Aamir Khan Productions. Advait Chandan will direct it. We have bought the rights from Paramount Pictures.
Coolie No. 1 (2020)
Written by Farhad Samji, the film is being directed by David Dhawan. Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan's film will hit the theatres on May 1, 2020. The original film starring Govinda was a super duper hit.
Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019)
The Kartik Aaryan film is a modern remake of the 1978 hit. It is being directed by Abhay Chopra and also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday. It will release on December 6, 2019.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020)
Ayushmann Khurrana is teaming up with Aanand L Rai for the sequel of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. The new film, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a gay love story set in small-town India. It will release on Valentine's Day, 2020. This is the actor's first remake film.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
The actress has joined the sequel of Hindi Medium, titled Angrezi Medium. It is being made by Homi Adajania. This is the first time Irrfan and Kareena Kapoor Khan will be working together in a film. She plays the role of a cop.
Chupke Chupke remake
The actor is doing the modern remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's hit Chupke Chupke. Bhushan Kumar is bankrolling the project.
The Girl On The Train remake
The actress is playing the lead role in the official remake of The Girl on the Train directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. The film is being bankrolled by Reliance Entertainment. The shoot will start in the UK from mid-July. The film is based on the famous thriller novel.
Sushant Singh Rajput
The film is reportedly the official remake of the 2011 film Drive that starred Ryan Gosling and Cary Mulligan. Sushant Singh Rajput plays Samar while Jacqueline Fernandez is Tara. The film is coming by the end of June. It has two remixed tracks as well.
Sadak 2 (2020)
Alia Bhatt is doing her first film with her home banner, Sadak 2. Sanjay Dutt reprises his role of taxi driver Ravi from the first film. This is about a young girl who wants to expose a fake Godman.
Krrish 4 (2020)
The fourth film of the superhero franchise will hit the screens in 2020. Hrithik will be seen before that in films like Super 30 and the Siddharth Anand film with Tiger Shroff. His kids Hrehaan and Hridhaan are helping grandpa Rakesh Roshan in writing the script.
So, guys, it is evident that producers and actors are playing it safe to a great extent. Bollywood is also making a number of biopics and films adapted from books. Stay tuned to BL for more scoops and updates!
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