Sanjay Dutt and (inset) Pooja Bhatt
Upala KBR (DNA; May 6, 2017)

Pooja Bhatt has admitted to us that she and her father Mahesh, uncle Mukesh and Sanjay Dutt have been meeting regularly “for more reasons than one” at their Khar office. And that one of those reasons is putting together a sequel to Sadak (1991).

She tells us outright, “Besides enjoying each other’s candidness, we are exploring the possibilities of a sequel to Sadak. One thing we are all clear about though — that we won’t attempt it until we believe we can live up to the first... Sadak is a classic and a favourite of millions of people. If we revisit the film, we need to be sure why. But just being in the same room together takes us back to such a precious time from all of our lives.”

While it is known that Mahesh will only write for and not direct the sequel (buzz is Srijit Mukherji), it was unclear if Alia would be a part of the project. Shares Pooja, “It’s too early to speak about the script and casting. All I can say is that Bhattsaab is writing the sequel and has to be the creative backbone with regards to the storytelling.”

Tell her that buzz is Sadak 2 will be a remake of 1994 Tamil drama Mahanadi, which deals with social issues like corruption and child trafficking and that Alia would play Sanjay and Pooja’s daughter, Pooja laughs off the rumours with a blunt reply. “There is no buzz in that buzz, unfortunately!” she says.