Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

2001's Hindi movie 'Nayak: The Real Hero' achieved a cult status with time. Moviegoers continue to love the movie starring Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji, even after 23 years. Meanwhile, the buzz around Nayak 2 is intensifying with time. While earlier reports were abuzz that filmmaker Siddharth Anand would be producing the movie and has cracked the plot, there was no clarification on the star cast as well as the possibilities of the sequel. Now, the latest revelations by producer Mukut have reignited the excitement among all.

As per a report by Mid-Day, producer Mukut has confirmed that the sequel is in progress. He also revealed that his team has plans to make an official announcement soon. As Mukut revealed, the screenplay is currently under development and his team is planning to retain the OGs, Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji in their respective roles.

Mukut was quoted as saying, "We are planning the sequel, and taking the story forward with the [existing] characters. I bought the rights a long time ago from producer AM Rathnam. We are writing the script right now with the leads in mind and [incorporating] other actors too. As soon as the writing is complete, we’ll decide the way ahead. We have a couple of directors in mind, but nobody has been finalised."

Further, Mukut revealed that they have begun initial discussions with Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. However, he confirmed that the talks are in the early stages and nothing can be said as of now.

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Meanwhile, a close source to the development revealed that Anil and Rani will reprise their roles and the sequel will pick up from where the first flick ended. If the buzz is anything to go by, the storyline of the sequel will delve into the aftermath of Shivaji and his family, during his tenure as the Chief Minister. As per the source, the sequel will explore the themes of corruption, bureaucracy, and most importantly, the influence of the masses.

When asked about the introduction of new actors in the sequel, Mukut stated that it depends on how the characters evolve and which actors would best fit them.

Notably, Nayak: The Real Hero proved to be a milestone in Anil Kapoor's career. Apart from Anil and Rani, the movie also starred Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal and Johnny Lever in pivotal roles. Even after 23 years, Nayak remains a cherished political action spectacle. Moviegoers would certainly wait for an official announcement from the makers regarding the sequel, with high excitement.

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