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Farhan Akhtar is ready to roll out his plan for a Dil Chahta Hai sequel. He has hinted that there something more in store about this piece of news.
We all love sequels, especially if the sequel is a film such as Dil Chahta Hai. Farhan Akhtar’s debut was a path-breaker in its time for it was so real. Granted it dealt with people like us and their first-world problems, but it was as much about friendship, life and love.
There were no backup dancers — unless they were ironical — and there was no melodrama either. If heartbreak happened, sometimes you could deal with it with a trip to Goa, at other times, it changed your life.
Starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna as the three male protagonists, it stayed with the 90s kids. Probably that is why there is so much interest in its sequel, if it happens. Director Farhan Akhtar teased us with one when Dil Chahta Hai completed 15 years.
Dil Chahta Hai starred Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni and Dimple Kapadia. The film was Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut.
The iconic film celebrates 15 years today.
Who just doesn’t love Dil Chahta Hai?
The oft-watched timeless tale of friendship between Akash, Sid and Sameer and how they experience love and live, is still as fresh and relevant as it was 15 years back when it was released this day.
Dil Chahta Hai was a film that brought in the millennial wave to Bollywood cinema, and showed the way out to rehashed plots like revenge dramas and family reunion plots. The film also marked the directorial debut of the multi-faceted Farhan Akhtar, who later directed Lakshya and the Don franchise, before foraying into acting.
We can’t help but wonder, why would Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor plan a dinner party on the same night as the one on which Mumbai hosts a grand charity gala for William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? Well surprisingly, Bollywood celebs have quite an appetite. So after attending the charity gala, Bollywood’s famous got into their flashy rides and headed to Saif and Kareena’s Bandra residence for an after party.
Some celebs like Kangana Ranaut and Ranbir Kapoor chose Saif and Kareena over Prince William and Kate.