Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns was to satisfy my creativity: Tigmanshu Dhulia
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Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia says his new film Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster Returns is more "opulen and intriguing" as compared to the first part which did not satisfy him creatively.
The new film, a sequel to the 2011 romantic thriller Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, has added Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan to the existing cast of Mahie Gill and Jimmy Shergill.
"As a writer and director of the franchise, I was not creatively satisfied with the first part. We wanted to exploit it after the first one became a hit.
"It was made on a shoestring budget and could not bring out the royalty in an opulent way. There was so much masala still left in the film that we thought we should carry the story forward," Dhulia said.
The sequel will hit theatres on March 8.
The 45-year-old director, who started his filmmaking journey with Haasil in 2002, had made quite an impact with his small budgeted yet powerful films like Saheb Biwi aur Gangster and Paan Singh Tomar.
Dhulia's films have a recurring theme of a rebel as a hero and the director admits that he has a fascination towards such subjects.
"I have a fascination towards those in the society who have gone against it to prove that their motive were not wrong. But I am sad that there are no more such heroes left in the society. Even youngsters are not enterprising and it's not a good sign for a country," says Dhulia, who worked as a casting director on Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen before making it big as a director.
Dhulia is currently working on his upcoming project Bullet Raja, a thriller with Saif Ali Khan in the lead.
The director made his foray into filmmaking at a time when the industry was undergoing a transition from formula to realistic cinema. His Irrfan-Jimmy starrer 'Haasil', a love story set in the backdrop of student politics, was successful.
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