Zoya Akhtar, who is currently busy shooting for Gully Boyz with Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, has already locked the basic premise for her next directorial. According to our sources, the director will soon start working on the script and screenplay of the sequel to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

“Zoya feels that the audience would be keen to know what the characters are up-to in today’s time. The sequel will retain all the characters and the story will take a 10-year leap,” said the source.

Zoya Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan
Zoya Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan

When asked when the film would go on floors, the source said, “It is too early to talk about the same. Although the basic premise has been locked, Zoya will start working on the screenplay by end of this year once the final cut of Gully Boys is ready. If all goes as planned, the film would go on floors in the second half of 2019.”

Zoya has already conveyed her plans to make a sequel to the much-loved film and the entire cast is excited taking the idea. If all goes as planned, Hrithik Roshan will start shooting for ZNMD 2 after he wraps up the work on Super 30 and HR vs Tiger.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara released in 2011 and the film, which was majorly targeted at the multiplex audience, was a hit at the box office. The film raked in approximately Rs 90 crore and commands a solid repeat value for the audience living in the metros.

The movie starred Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin in lead.

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