By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: The proposed sequel to Ek Tha Tiger won’t happen. Apparently, Salman is not too kicked by sequels as rule. He was offered the sequel to Judwaa which he declined. The long-in-the-pipeline sequel To No Entry may happen soon. But as a source close to Salman says, that’s a different case altogether since Salman had merely a guest appearance in the first No Entry. He now has a full-fledged role in the sequel.
That apart, has anyone seen Salman stepping anywhere close to a sequel?
That would have changed, provided Salman and Kabir Khan has gone ahead with plans of carrying the Tiger’s tale forward.According to sources, Kabir Khan had already sounded Salman out on the sequel issue,and had even put forward a plot idea. The plan, says our source, was to take Tiger through another film irrespective of the degree of success allocated to the first film.
But now we hear that Salman’s aversion to sequels and remakes has come in the way.
Says our source, “Salman abhors repetition. Yashraj too has not done a sequel. There is a strong chance of Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi coming back in a sequel because the curiosity to know what happens to the married couple Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma after they sort out their aloof relationship, has gripped everyone at Yashraj. But they’ve decided not to take Ek Tha Tiger forward.”
Says Kabir Khan, “Tiger is not going to return. There’s nothing left to say about him.”