Vidya Balan in Kahaani 2


Ever since making her silver screen debut with the Pradeep Sarkar-directed Parineeta in 2005, Vidya Balan has starred in several critically and commercially successful films and won numerous awards and accolades. But if we talk about that one film which garnered her utmost appreciation from critics and audiences alike, it has to be the 2012 mystery thriller Kahaani, helmed by ace filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh.

Kahaani, set in Kolkata, is regarded as one of the most successful women-led films ever made in Bollywood. The widespread success of the movie led director Sujoy Ghosh to come up with a sequel which hit the marquee in the year 2016 and became a sleeper hit at the box-office.

 

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Now, after three years of Kahaani 2, the news is coming in that a prequel to the franchise is in the works. Abhishek Bachchan, who was last seen in Manmarziyan (2018), is reported to have bagged a grey role in the project. There is no update on whether or not Vidya Balan will be a part of the prequel. But given that the National Film Award-winning actress delivered powerful performances in the previous two movies, fans will definitely want to see her in the prequel.

 

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We have also learnt that Sujoy Ghosh, who helmed the previous two instalments of the franchise, will not direct the prequel. Instead, her daughter Diya Ghosh will take the directorial mantle in her hand. The Kahaani prequel will mark her feature film debut. She has previously helmed a short film Neighbourhood Ties which was selected to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival and received appreciation from every quarter. According to reports, the Kahaani prequel is expected to start rolling next year.

More details on the project are expected to arrive soon. Keep visiting this space.