2003 release Ishq Vishk starring Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, and Shenaz Treasurywala was a sleeper hit at the box office. The love-triangle marked the debut of Shahid in Bollywood, and both Shahid and Amrita’s performance was appreciated in the film. It was a couple of months ago when the makers of the film announced the sequel to Ishq Vishk, but it won’t star the original star cast.
Recently, while talking to a news agency, Amrita Rao was asked about Ishq Vishk 2, to which the actress said, “The way I look right now, I think I can (be) cast opposite Ishaan (Khatter, brother of Shahid) in Ishq Vishk 2! I am just kidding. Who is going to be the next Payal? Let’s rather have a quiz on that.” The actress then further added, “Maybe Sara (Ali Khan) can play Payal and Tara (Sutaria) can play Shenaz’s character.”
During the announcement of the sequel, producer Ramesh Taurani had said, “Yes, we are making a sequel to Ishq Vishk. The story is in the scripting stage and could be about a teenage romance or a college romance. Hopefully, in the next two-three months, we will lock the script and start looking for the director and cast.”
While Amrita wants Sara to play her role in the sequel, the makers are mainly planning to cast newcomers. Taurani had said, “When we got Ken Ghosh on board, he had suggested two-three different concepts which would have required established stars and didn’t really impress me. Then, he came up with an idea to be headlined by newcomers, which we really liked and greenlit the project. We worked really hard on the film, the entire process from the first pitch to the wrap took us a year.”
Well, the makers are yet to announce the cast of the film. Let’s wait and watch whether it feature a star kid or someone without a filmy background.