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‘Nayak,’ featuring Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji in lead roles, remains a cherished political action spectacle. The film narrates the journey of Shivaji Rao (Anil Kapoor), who unexpectedly ascends to the position of Chief Minister. Now, after twenty-three years, ‘Nayak 2’ is reportedly in the works, with reports pointing towards a reunion of Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji for the project. Producer Mukut has confirmed the progress of the project and revealed that the team intends to make an announcement soon. He added that the screenplay is currently under development, and they aim to retain Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji in their respective roles.

Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji in talks for Nayak 2

Mukut told Mid-day, “We are planning the sequel and taking the story forward with the [existing] characters. I bought the rights a long time ago from producer AM Rathnam. We are writing the script right now with the leads in mind and [incorporating] other actors too. As soon as the writing is complete, we’ll decide the way ahead. We have a couple of directors in mind, but nobody has been finalised.”

Mukut also mentioned that he has begun initial discussions with Anil and Rani, although they are in the early stages. Regarding the introduction of new actors in the sequel, he stated that it hinges on how the characters evolve and which actors would be the best fit for them. According to a source cited by the news portal, the sequel is set to pick up the storyline from where it left off, delving into the aftermath of Shivaji and his family’s tenure in power. The source further indicated that ‘Nayak 2’ will delve into themes of corruption, bureaucracy, and most importantly, the influence of the masses.

‘Nayak’ was a remake of Shankar’s 1999 Tamil-language movie ‘Mudhalvan’. Alongside Anil Kapoor, the original cast included Rani Mukerji, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal, and Johnny Lever. Released in 2001, the movie garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success. It emerged as one of the standout films of the year. 

The sequel promises to bring back the excitement of the original, with a contemporary take on the socio-political issues that resonate with today’s audience. Fans of the original Nayak are eagerly awaiting the continuation of Shivaji Rao’s journey. The reunion of Anil and Rani adds to the anticipation surrounding the project.

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