Hindi Medium released about a year and a half ago and it brought about one of the most important and thought-provoking debates on the table; our obsession with English and how we instantly judge those who struggle with speaking fluent English! The movie is a comedy-drama showcasing the story of a couple who strived to get their daughter admitted in a “good” school. It was not only lauded by the viewers but by the critics as well. It starred Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar in the lead roles. The movie was nothing short of a masterpiece and soon after its success; reports of a Hindi Medium Sequel started to surface. Earlier there were reports that the team has cast Irrfan Khan again but now the rumours suggest otherwise.
According to the latest reports, big Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol have been approached to be a part of this movie. The duo has teamed up many times before and is one of the most loved couples on screen. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol share an amazing camaraderie as well as on-screen chemistry which makes any movie they do together a super duper hit.
Earlier speculations were rife that the makers had plans of casting Irrfan Khan with the new talent, the Kedarnath actress, Sara Ali Khan who would have played his daughter in the movie but apparently, Irrfan Khan is keeping his distance from the movie biz for a little while, owing to his health complications. And now the script has been passed to SRK and Kajol who supposedly have also started their script reading sessions.
Up until now, apart from My Name is Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol have mostly done typical Bollywood masala movies like Karan Arjun, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai among many others and it would be nice to see the two of them in a content-driven film.
Not just the star cast of the show but also the director of the movie has been changed. Hindi Medium was directed by Saket Chaudhary but now for the sequel, Homi Adajania has been roped in. The producer of the movie, Dinesh Vijan, and Homi Adjania have teamed up for several successful movies like Cocktail and Finding Fanny. The reason for this replacement hasn’t been revealed yet but as per reports, it came as a shocker for Saket for he ideated and co-wrote the film.
If sources are to be believed, the director and the producer had a fallout because of some financial tussle. Supposedly, Saket is not yet paid the amount promised to him during the making of the film and now, even after the movie has made clear profits, some dues are still left to be paid to the director. The director and producer both haven’t spoken anything about the matter but the cold vibe between the two was confirmed when Dinesh Vijan did not invite the director on stage when the movie got an award for the ‘Best Movie of the Year’.
Well, we hope that with the new cast and crew, Hindi Medium sequel too does similarly well and brings us a mind-stirring plot.