EXCLUSIVE: Ratna Pathak Shah discusses the failure of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai 2: “not easy to get the sequel right”

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Actor Ratna Pathak Shah is absolutely loved by one and all for her role in the sitcom Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai. The actor essayed the role of a classy sophisticated mother-in-law, Maya Sarabhai. In fact, the character is considered to be one of the iconic roles. So, when the sequel of the same was announced, fans were extremely pumped to see their favourite childhood show again. Unfortunately, the Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai 2 didn’t strike a chord with the audience and turned out to be an unsuccessful venture. 

Now, while talking about the sequel of OMG — Oh My God in an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble, Ratna added how sequels are very tricky things. She even recalled the sequels of her hit shows, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai and Idhar Udhar which didn’t receive a good response from the audience. She told us, “We even did a second season of Idhar Udhar, the sequel was dreadful, so it is not easy to get the sequel right.


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After the failure of the sequel, she was asked if she would still like to come back for the third season or will she have apprehensions regarding the same. To our surprise, she agreed to come back for the show, even if it is for a special video. She further said, “I would definitely want to do Sarabhai again if it were happening. But I definitely would want it to be better than what we did in the second round and I think (director) was aware of what didn’t work in the second round. So, I’m hoping if we ever get to round number 3, season 3, he will not make those same mistakes. We will make different mistakes, we can always make mistakes but we don’t have to make the same mistakes. That’s what is my problem with Hindi films, they make the same mistakes over and over again, make new mistakes na.

Ratna Pathak Shah will also be seen in a slice of life drama, Hum Do Hamare Do along with Paresh Rawal, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao. The film is scheduled to release on 29th October on Disney+ Hotstar. 

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