Anubhav Sinha to direct ‘Tum Bin 2’

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha is returning to the director’s chair after a gap of four years to helm the sequel of 2001 romantic drama “Tum Bin”.

“Tum Bin 2”, which will see fresh faces in the lead, will go on floors next year in Europe.

“In India, we started making franchise and sequels roughly around 2005-2006. Bhushan Kumar (T-series) has been telling me to do ‘Tum Bin 2’ since 2010.

“Unfortunately, I did not have the story idea then. I had many love stories in the mind but I had nothing which could be befitting ‘Tum Bin 2’. I wrote this story four months back and we announced the film,” Anubhav told PTI.

“Tum Bin”, a sleeper hit at the box office, starred then newcomers Priyanshu Chatterjee, Himanshu Malik, Sandali Sinha and Raqesh Vashisht in the lead roles.

The romantic ballads of the film became popular among the youth and “Tum Bin” became one of the most memorable romantic films of that time.

“14 years is a long time. When ‘Tum Bin’ released, it was a small film made by a new producer and director. But slowly, it became quite popular. I got many messages from people to make the sequel of the film and I am making it for them,” Anubhav, who directed Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Ra One” in 2011, said.

Unlike the previous movie, “Tum Bin 2” will have two heroes and one leading lady.

“The film will have all new actors. It’s not the sequel technically but it’s a franchise which we are taking forward.

The new story will definitely remind the audience of ‘Tum Bin’,” he said.

Anubhav said recreating the same magic of “Tum Bin” will be challenging for him because the film was known for it’s melodious songs and good script.

“There is a lot of pressure and that’s why it took 14 years. I have the pressure of creating good music. It’s not easy making such wonderful music but we will try our best. We have already started making songs,” he said.

A mechanical engineering graduate, the filmmaker likes to take it easy when it comes to making movies.

“If you see my career graph, I have made only six films till now. This time I have announced two films next year. I don’t feel pressurised to make films every two years.”

After wrapping up “Tum Bin 2”, the director will start shooting for his next directorial venture “Hunkar”, a Varanasi set drama starring Abhay Deol and Riteish Deshmukh.