Fifteen years ago, Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai was released in theatres particularly appealing to the younger generation with its ultra-modern treatment, technical proficiency and soulful music.
Recently, the 42 year-old actor-director hinted that a sequel to Dil Chahta Haiis may be in the offing after the fans thanked him for the film and asked whether a sequel was in the pipeline. His reply was not a definite one but he did not deny that a sequel in the offing.
Dil Chahta Hai featured Aamir Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Sonali Kulkarni and Dimple Kapadia and was considered a landmark film. It also paved the way for coming-of-age movies like Lakshya and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Akhtar made his directorial debut with Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and received critical acclaim for portraying modern youth. The film also won a National award. Following it, he made Lakshya (2004) and had his Hollywood debut through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice (2004), for which he wrote the lyrics. He went on to make the commercially successful Don (2006). He directed a short-film titled Positive (2007) to spread awareness on HIV-AIDS.- CINEWS