Following reports and rumours of a sequel to 2017’s much-loved Hindi Medium, the filmmakers of the award-winning movie finally confirmed that a sequel is definitely in the works. As more details are revealed, it is learnt that Homi Adajania will be directing the sequel with actor Irrfan Khan playing the lead. The filmmaker says the film’s story is very “amusing, yet emotional”.
The news of Adajania getting on board to direct the quirky franchise comedy for Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock films banner was announced on Monday.
“So yeah, I pretty much gatecrashed the narration and it was so engaging and hilarious that I told him I’d be happy to direct it if he had no one else planned,” he added.
Vijan and Adajania have previously worked on Being Cyrus and Cocktail.
Directed by Saket Chaudhary, Hindi Medium revolves around a couple who wants to give their daughter the best education, so that she becomes accepted by the elite in society. It also features Saba Qamar.
While Irrfan has come on board for the sequel, there is no word on Qamar getting back for the second part.
About roping in Adajania for the sequel, Vijan said: “Homi doesn’t make films very often as he refuses to do stuff that doesn’t bowl him over. But when I narrated this one to him, he loved it. And when I saw his reaction, it was a no-brainer. I guess from Maddock’s stable of directors, Homi was the most likely choice for Hindi Medium 2 and that’s exactly I have signed him on.”
Hindi Medium 2 will flash-forward by a decade and will narrate the story of Irrfan’s character Raj. Saif Ali Khan’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan, is expected to play the role of his daughter.