Over 13 years ago, producer Ratan Jain joined hands with director Dharmesh Darshan for a romantic-drama 'Dhadkan' starring Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty and Suneil Shetty, that went on to become one of Bollywood's most popular love stories.
The duo now come together for the sequel of the film tentatively titled 'Dhadkan 2 - The Heart Beats Once Again'.
Confirming the news, producer Ratan Jain said, "We plan to go on the floors this year. The essence of the film will remain the same but the new age sensibilities will be kept in mind. The film will be released sometime next year."
However the director clarified that the sequel will not take forward the story of the original. "The story will be a romantic one, but will not take off from where Dhadkan ended," revealed Darshan and added, "Dhadkan 2 will see a fresh story and new starcast... I can't divulge any other details besides this but to follow up what is considered a classic will be challenging".
Released in 2000, 'Dhadkan' not only became popular for its romantic factor but also for its melodious songs, composed by Nadeem-Shravan. The film had bagged Suneil Shetty Filmfare Best Villain Award.