Nikamma director Sabbir Khan admits not watching Baaghi, Heropanti sequel: ‘It lost its audience’

Director Sabbir Khan, who has directed films like Baaghi and Heropanti, claimed that he has not seen the sequel or other films of the franchise. He also said that the films were not made keeping in mind that they would be turned into franchises.

In an interview with PTI, Sabbir Khan revealed, “When we initially made films, we didn’t make it as a franchise. They were organic films. Sequels for me are something where you bring the story and the characters forward. If you’re making a completely different story, it’s a different film. It’s just a commercial move to use the title. I wasn’t leaning towards that… Maine those films (Heropanti and Baaghi) Sequel). It has lost its audience.”

These days the director is busy promoting his upcoming film Nikamma. Starring Abhimanyu Dassani, Shirley Setia and Shilpa Shetty, the film is a remake of the 2017 Telugu film, Middle Class Abboy. Talking about making remakes, and whether they have appeal, he said, “When you remake a film, it is very tough because the original has worked and a benchmark is set. I liked the basic story of the original story but the screenplay is mine. We have added our own touch and taste to the story. For me as a director, Nikamma is a slightly different film from my previous work. Apart from the action, it has a strong story and family values. ,

before, Shilpa Shetty had revealed why he signed Nikamma and said, “It is a beautiful story between Devar and Bhabhi and Bhabhi Devar ki Kahani Kehte Kum Banati Hai (fewer films are made on the bond between a sister-in-law) Kanoon and brother-in-law. ). That’s why I wanted to do this film, it’s a relationship that hasn’t been taken for granted in films other than Sooraj Barjatya’s films. ,

Produced by Sony Pictures Films India and Sabbir Khan Films, the film will release in theaters on June 17.

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