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Well-known Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who shot to fame in 2001 after directing dark and gritty Chandni Bar, starring seasoned actress Tabu, is set to helm the sequel to the National award-winning film. If sources are to be believed, Chandni Bar 2 will shed light on the aftermath of 2005 ban on dance bars in Mumbai, and the director has already commenced work on the script.

While Chandni Bar was produced by Lata Mohan, Chandni Bar 2 will be bankrolled by producer Shailesh R Singh. Singh is quite kicked about financing the project. “I am really excited to produce Chandni Bar 2 with Madhur as the director once again. I have already acquired the rights to the film and can’t wait to take it on the floors,” he said.

Chandi Bar has attained cult status over the years, and a lot of its credit goes to impassioned performances by Tabu and Atul Kulkarni. In Chandni Bar 2, the audience would definitely want to see the actors who could match Tabu and Kulkarni’s calibre. When asked about the casting of the sequel, Shailesh Singh said, “We haven’t thought about the casting of the film yet. Let’s see.”

Madhur Bhandarkar, who last helmed Indu Sarkar, is planning to start shooting by the end of 2018.