After the overwhelming response to the Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, director Sujoy Ghosh has already started scripting the sequel to the hit Bollywood film. Balan, who played the intriguing character of Bidya Bagchi, will be back in theatres in the Kolkata-based thriller.
In a surprise move, Ghosh changed his Twitter display picture to a poster from the film. “Writing begins. I have no idea how Balan is going to pull this off. But mine is not to question how, mine is but to write right now,” the director, who is currently in the UK, tweeted on the popular microblogging site.
“I’m told, just now, that Kahaani completes 75 days today good day to start writing for the Balan. she will be back (sic),” he added.
Kahaani followed Balan’s character, a pregnant Bidya Bagchi, on a search for her missing husband in the city of Kolkata. The film, produced on a shoestring budget at a mere US $1.6 million, received critical acclaim for its fantastic storyline and Balan’s strong performance, and was an instant success grossing a total of US $20.75 million worldwide within the first 50 days.
46-year-old Sujoy Ghosh, well known for making critically-acclaimed films, had earlier said: “What Vidya Bagchi does with her life after my Kahaani, haunts me.”
Kahaani not only brought to prominence Kolkata as a shooting location but also introduced a host of Bengali actors to the Bollywood audience. Parambrata Chatterjee as the supportive police officer, Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the suspicious deputy IB chief, and Saswata Chatterjee as the poker-faced contract killer won the hearts of the audience the world over. The sequel will see the return of Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in key roles.