It is happening. 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns' has turned out to be the fastest ever Bollywood sequel to go on floors. Barely six months after the release and success of 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster', the film has already gone on floors and is expected to be released before end of year. Though one had wondered whether the announcement around it's sequel soon after the release of the original was just a ploy to promote it's run, a quick action towards putting together an ensemble cast has ensured that it wasn't really a hoax call.
"That can't even be the case since we had made our intentions clear while ending 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster' itself", says Tigmanshu who is also basking in the glory of 'Paan Singh Tomar' success, "When you see that last shot of the film where Saheb (Jimmy Sheirgill) is on a wheel chair, the Gangster (Randeep Hooda) has been hit by bullets and now Biwi (Mahie Gill) is running the show, the stage was all set for the next episode in their life to be told. The dialogue through which Biwi introduces her new driver was the decisive point in the film so it is rather surprising if someone felt that we were not sure about the sequel."
However detractors claimed that the team of 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster' were just churning out a sequel for monetary gains.
"Let's be practical. Sequels ka time chal raha hai par har successful film ki story aap chah kar bhi extend nahi kar sakte. Yes, there are sequels being made in West as well as India and there are many who are basically cashing on the brand value by means of franchises. However in case of 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster, the very germ of the story has so much to offer that quite a few layers are still waiting to be explored", reasons Tigmanshu.
We do expect that it indeed turns out to be the case.