No part 3 for Tanu weds Manu

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Prashant Singh

There has been a lot of spec­u­la­tion about Aanand L Rai’s next di­rec­to­rial af­ter Tanu Weds Manu Re­turns. Ru­mour has it that Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt will be star­ring in it. The di­rec­tor re­fuses to con­firm the news when we ask him. “Be­fore you make a new film, you have to live life. I am do­ing that. I am work­ing on my script and meet­ing ac­tors. I am en­joy­ing the process. Let’s not jump the gun. Wait for the an­nounce­ment. It’s too early to talk about the cast,” he says.

Of late, Aanand has started back­ing other di­rec­tors’ films as a pro­ducer, a move that many call an ef­fort to cre­ate a ‘film fac­tory’. “I get scared at the word ‘fac­tory’. They must have in­tended to say ‘fam­ily’,” he says, elab­o­rat­ing on the films he’s lined up, as pro­ducer. One of them will fea­ture Ab­hay Deol and Diana Penty. An­other will star Ayush­mann Khur­rana and Bhumi Ped­nekar. Ask him if he’ll make a third in­stal­ment of the Tanu Weds Manu se­ries, and he says, “I won’t make a third part just be­cause it is a brand, or be­cause it will work. Let’s not treat it like a se­ries. Right now, there is no part three. I think I am done with the char­ac­ters, at least for now.”

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