‘Aashiqui 2’ crosses 100 crore mark, ‘Aashiqui 3’ on the line

Sharddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor starrer and Mohit Suri’s directed film, ‘Aashiqui/' title='Aashiqui 2' class='' data-id='aashiqui' id='article_tag_data_aashiqui' style='display: inline-block;'>Aashiqui 2’ has crossed 100 crore mark at the box-office since it’s release on April 26 and the makers have plans of making third part of the blockbuster. The original movie ‘Aashiqui’ starred Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal in the pivotal role and it was a super-hit movie.

“The audience loved Aashiqui 2. We are happy we could bring back the time of romance in Bollywood.  We do not have a plan to make Aashiqui 3 but that would be after two-three years. We want to take the brand ahead," Bhushan said. 

Bhushan Kumar has plans of making sequel to the films, the romantic saga Aashiqui' and ghost comedy  'Bhootnath'. "These days franchises are a click with the audience, like the way Bhatt's have taken the franchise of 'Murder', 'Raaz', etc ahead. This pattern is followed in Hollywood. We would like to turn these three films into a brand and make their third and fourth instalment provided audience is ready to accept it," Kumar told PTI.

"If we get a good response to 'Bhootnath 2' and 'Creature', we would surely go ahead and make the next part. For us the acceptance of audience is important, we won't keep making sequel after sequel just for the heck of it," he added.

"We are quite excited about making 'Bhootnath 2'. It is a good franchise and we would definitely like to take it ahead. We would like to make third and fourth installment as well. The basic premise of the film will remain same, the ups and downs and the hilarious moments between Mr Bachchan and the kid," Kumar said.

Bhushan Kumar also wants to make Vikram Bhatt horror thriller ‘Creature’, starring Bipasha Basu in the lead. The film is said to be similar to Jurassic Park, the landmark Hollywood film on dinosaurs. 

The set has been prepared in a horrifying manner. However, Kumar refused to divulge any further details about the project. "Even this film has an interesting story line and a concept to be taken ahead and made again," Kumar said.