Aamir Khan on Sarfarosh 2: We can make it if there is a good story

Sarfarosh released in 1999 and completed 25 years on Friday
Aamir Khan on Sarfarosh 2: We can make it if there is a good story

Aamir Khan opened up about making a sequel to his 1999 film Sarfarosh and said that if there is a good story, the film can be made. The John Matthew Matthan directed movie completed 25 years Friday. Along with Aamir, it also starred Sonali Bendre, Naseeruddin Shah, Mukesh Rishi and Makarand Deshpande in pivotal roles.

Speaking about the possibility of a sequel, Aamir said, "I have been telling John for many years to make Sarfarosh 2. Also, the first film ended in such a way that we could make part two of this film. I have told John that if he writes a good story, then we can make a Sarfarosh 2. This time he told me he was trying."

He added, "I can commit one thing, that we'll definitely give it a really serious shot now, coming up with the right script and the right kind of film for it."

Released on April 30 in 1999, the film received wide critical acclaim and was a commercial hit too. It also won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

The story revolves around an honest police officer Ajay Singh Rathod (Khan), who meets and befriends a famous Pakistani ghazal singer, Gulfam Hassan (Naseeruddin Shah). Rathod's life takes a turn when he uncovers a huge conspiracy while investigating arms smuggling in Rajasthan.

Aamir Khan said he can't believe that the film has completed 25 years and added that he is grateful for all the love and appreciation the film has received.

He said, "It is still fresh in my mind and it seems it was released two or four years ago. I have seen this film a lot of times and it's been a long time since I have seen it. I bet if we release this film in theatres the audience will again come to see it as it's such a good film," he said.

Further, speaking on the film’s relevance, he said, "Sarfarosh is a very important film for our country and society. It's been one of my favourite films of my career. It's a film that the audience across the world loved. It's a chance for me to thank everyone who liked the film and gave respect and love."

He also reflected on the research done for the film and added, "When we did Sarfarosh, we did a lot of research on how police are and what their issues are. Whenever I meet any police personnel, from constable to IPS officer, they mention that they loved Sarfarosh and everything shown in the film was good. Whenever I hear that, it makes me happy.".

Sonali Bendre said Sarfarosh is a relevant film even today. "We knew it was a different film but we never thought it will become a cult. A few days ago, I saw the entire film and I feel today also it says the same thing, it is so relevant and it's lovely," the actor said.

She added, "You grow when you work with him. When you've a colleague like that you learn so much. With John, who did ad films earlier, it was a pleasure to work with. Sarfarosh was my second film with him (Shah). I had already done Takkar with him. Naseer sahab and Aamir are legends, so whenever you share screen with them, you learn."

Speaking about the soundtrack of the film, Aamir Khan and Sonali Bendre said they love all its songs, but late singer Jagjit Singh's ghazal, ‘Hosh walo ko khabar kya’ is their most favourite track.

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