Ranbir, Shahid to star in 'Andaaz Apna Apna’ sequel

Rajkumar Santoshi, the director of 1994 released comedy movie ‘Andaaz Apna Apna’ is planning to make a sequel of his movie. For that he wanted to cast the original lead actors, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, who made audience laughed their belly out with their humorous acting.

Since both the ‘Khans’ are citing date issue, it was quite difficult for Rajkumar to convince them to act together for the sequel. Meanwhile, he thought of an alternate solution to cast next generation actors in place of Salman and Aamir. The director has finally made his mind to cast younger actors for the sequel of his movie. Rajkumar has roped in Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor for the leading roles. Rajkumar directed Ranbir in ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani’ and Shahid in ‘Phata Poster Nikhla Hero’. He is comfortable with both the actors and so he has decided to cast them in the sequel.

In the original movie, Aamir portrayed Amar and Salman portrayed Prem. Rajkumar roped in the younger actors as they will definitely pull the crowds to theaters. Both have huge fan following and their movies are also doing well on the box office. Santoshi already had the idea floated to Shahid who immensely liked the concept and has agreed to play in the sequel of ‘Andaaz Apna Apna’.

A source close to the production said, “Although Rajji ideally wants to do the film with Aamir and Salman, he is keeping his options open. Since it has almost become an impossible task to get combination dates from the two, Rajji might go ahead with Ranbir and Shahid - who are both young and commercially viable.”

When Rajkumar Santoshi was contacted, he did not divulge any detail. He said, “It's very early for me to take the call on the actors. I am still in the process of putting together the script, so wouldn't like to comment on the casting of ‘Andaz Apna Apna 2’.”

‘Andaz Apna Apna 2’ casted Karishma Kapoor and Raveena Tondon as the female leads. It would be interesting to know who will be the leading actresses in the sequel. Till now none of the names have surfaced.

Rajkumar and Shahid are gearing up for their upcoming movie ‘Phata Poster Nikhla Hero’. It is an action comedy movie starring Ileana D’Cruz and Shahid Kapoor. The film is produced by Ramesh Taurani under Tips music films. The movie will release on 20th September.