Director Abhishek Sharma Rules Out ‘Tere Bin Laden 3’: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

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Filmmaker Abhishek Sharma’s satirical entertainer “Tere Bin Laden” lately finished 10 years. He had adopted it up with “Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive” in 2016, however now he has no aim of bringing out any other a part of the collection.

He recollects it was once a problem operating at the movie collection.

“It is challenging, especially when you are trying to live up to the expectations of a film like ‘Tere Bin Laden’, which was really appreciated by the people. You want to do something fresh, something out of the box, yet it should be a worthy successor,” Sharma advised IANS.

About the sequel, he mentioned: “In our case, we, unfortunately, experimented too much. So people did not find ‘Dead Or Alive’ as alive as the first part. But then those are the learnings. But it was very challenging and we enjoyed making it. Unfortunately, it didn’t do the kind of business or it could not have the same kind of impact that the first part had. But anyway, that happens in the film business.”

So, is there any scope for “Tere Bin Laden 3”?

“No, I think let sleeping dogs lie. I think it’s enough of ‘Tere Bin Laden’. It’s a special film, so let it be. We tried something with ‘Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive’, but it didn’t work out. So I think we should just let it be,” mentioned the director, who has helmed “Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran” and “The Zoya Factor” since then.

But 2010, when “Tere Bin Laden” launched, will all the time be particular for him.

Recalling essentially the most memorable factor concerning the movie, he shared: “It was the Friday when the film released. That was in a way birth of a filmmaker, for me. It was my ‘filmy birthday’, so I’ll always remember that Friday — the nervousness, the anxiety as well as the excitement. By the end of Friday, the word of mouth was good. We got to know that people were loving the film. It ended on a very sweet note despite a slow opening on Friday. The film picked up on Saturday and it was houseful on Sunday. I’ll always remember the release of that film. It was very special.”

The first phase starred Pradhuman Singh, who performed a personality modelled on Osama Bin Laden. A pivotal position was once additionally performed via Pakistani actor Ali Zafar.

In the previous few years, the strain between India and Pakistan has escalated, following which Indian movies stopped that includes ability from the neighbouring nation.

“I feel a lot has happened in the past 10 years. A lot of things have changed politically. It’s not about allowing (them to work in Indian films), but I think we have to be sensitive as filmmakers towards the audience, and right now, maybe it’s not the right time to get into collaborations across the border because people have a lot of concern about what is happening at our border and in the nation. They will not see it in a good taste,” he mentioned.

“As filmmakers, we should respect the sentiments of society, because we are a part of society. Maybe (one should) wait for the right time to get into collaborations again with talent from the other side,” he added.

Sharma’s subsequent movie “Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari” stars Manoj Bajpayee and Diljit Dosanjh at the side of Fatima Sana Shaikh.


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