RBN Web Desk: While speculations were rife that a sequel to Dil Chahta Hai could be in the offing, actor-director Farhan Akhtar has finally come clean in this regard. In a recent interview to the media, Farhan said, he has no plans as of now to write a sequel to his comedy-drama film.
Dil Chahta Hai released on 24 July 2001 and has since attained a cult status over the past 16 years. It had Saif Ali Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Sonali Kulkarni, and Preity Zinta in major roles.
Dil Chahta Hai is often considered the best coming-of-age buddy film in India. Written and directed by Farhan, the film won a National Award.
There were reports of a sequel about a couple of years back. But the director has put all those rumours to rest.
He said, there was a certain mood, time, and energy, when the film happened. It was a different time in my life. But I now have to forge the issue for a sequel. It’s more like ‘what I wanted to say’ to ‘what I can add’ and that’s not good for any sequel. I need to come up with a template to fit into the organic feel of the first film. I can’t force myself to write it, he added.
Farhan Akhtar debuted as a director with Dil Chahta Hai. His last film as a director—Don 2—released in 2011. He is reportedly busy writing the third film of the Don franchise.