There is slightly more news today than yesterday, but not much. The items that jumped out at me were the ones that called back to the 1990s.
First, Khalnayak Returns! Subhash Ghai just announced he is working on a sequel, and yes, Sanjay has signed on. Woo! So happy! For many reasons. First, it always kind of bothered me that Sanjay’s character was just left hanging at the end of Khalnayak, turning good just in time to go to jail. So, yay! Resolution!
Second, poor Subhash Ghai hasn’t had a hit in ages, I’ll be glad if Sanjay Dutt and the nostalgia factor get people in to see a Khalnayak sequel. And thirdly, woo Sanjay! Signing movie after movie! His career is doing almost better now than before he went to jail.
Hrithik and Salman had a bit of a nothing story, which has now been resolved through a reference to the 90s. Some of the less legitimate sources were spreading “rumors” that there was a falling out between Hrithik and Salman last week. Which I pretty much ignored, because it was clearly a tempest in a teapot. Although I do enjoy these little tempests when they finally blow over, because I am always interested in exactly how the stars manage their public images.
In this case, Hrithik returned from vacation to say “hey, what, huh? Me and Salman fighting? Where did that even come from?” I mean, more eloquently than that, but that was the tone of it. To explain why it was clearly false, though, Hrithik told a nice sentimental old story about how Salman helped him with body building back in the day, after they met on the set of Karan-Arjun, and then took his photo around to casting directors and helped him get a leg up in the industry. Awwwww! Oh, and also Salman arranged a private viewing of Sultan for him now that he is back from vacation. Awwww!
Oh, and the producer Indra Kumar just announced a sequel to Dil. Which I got all excited about, and then I read that it would be a whole new cast. So a “sequel” like Aashiqui 2 is a sequel, not actually following the same characters like the Khalnayak one. It is kind of interesting because, after doing a string of romances in the 90s (Dil, Ishq, Mann, etc.), Indra switched to doing the Masti sex comedies for the past few years. So going back to remake Dil could just be a random decision on his part, nostalgia or whatever, or it could be a sign that the pendulum is swinging away from sex comedies and back to romances. I hope so, because I love Dil and Mann, and even Ishq, and I have no interest in the Masti films.