‘Fashion’ sequel to be a love triangle with fresh subject

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is planning to make a sequel of his 2008 blockbuster film ‘Fashion’. The sequel will have an entirely new theme and topic and will be a love triangle.

Bhandarkar who is known to portray strong female protagonists in his films will also rope in a top actress for the sequel.

Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news on Twitter.

"Madhur Bhandarkar planning #Fashion2 in mid-2016. Will be a love triangle. Fresh subject. One top actress to be finalized soon," he wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Fashion starred Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranut in the lead roles while Mugdha Godse, Samir Soni, Arjan Bajwa and Arbaaz Khan were cast in supporting roles. The film proved to be a major turning point for Priyanka and Kangana who won the National Film Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively.

It is not clear whether the sequel will reprise Priyanka in the lead as the filmmaker has it will have a ‘top actress’. Most of Bhandarkar’s films cast top Bolywood actress like Tabu, Bipasha Basu, Konkona Sen Sharma etc. Only his latest flick ‘Calendar Girls’ starred five debutantes, but the film did not do well. His previous film ‘Heroine’ starring Kareena Kapoor Khan also failed to impress.

Bhandarkar is known to highlight social issues, the dark side of the glamour world and the society at large through his films. ‘Calendar Girls’, ‘Heroine’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Page 3’ had similar premises, but the ‘Fashion’ sequel is said to exploit a fresh subject.

It will be interesting to see how Bhandarkar comes back post the debacle of ‘Calendar Girls’ and ‘Heroine’ in 2016.