Rekha starrer ‘Umrao Jaan’ sequel in the offing



MUMBAI: Makers of original ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981) starring Rekha, are contemplating to make a sequel to the original film.

Based on the life of famous Lucknow courtesan, Umrao Jaan, was directed by Muzaffar Ali and inspired from a Urdu novel written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa. Now, director Muzaffar Ali and one of the writers of the film Javed Siddiqui are contemplating to make a sequel.

"We have two story ideas that we are working on. One apparently has nothing to do with Umrao Jaan but the film is set in the same period. It is about aftermath of first freedom struggle. The other idea is to have a sequel to Umrao Jaan. As in the end we have shown that she comes to her kotha and we haven’t shown what is going to happen to her in the English regime, how she behaves and what happens to her. So we have a story in which we have Umrao Jaan as an older and more mature person. But we don’t know if this would happen or not," said writer Siddiqui to a daily.