Mallika Sherawat became the hot property in Bollywood only after Murder. The film was an instant hit, and after that there was no looking back for the actress.
So, after six years, the plan for a sequel to Murder is on, and Mallika, who is in India for her film Hissss promotion and Double Dhamaal shoot, is reported to be visiting Bhatt’s office quite often. The actress is keen to be part of the sequel.
Now, that’s surprising because Mallika and Bhatts were not on talking terms ever since she took the credit for the success of Murder and told media that she is solely responsible for the movie being a hit. But last year the differences were sorted out between the two parties.
As Mukesh Bhatt tells a tabloid, “Mallika has been meeting us for the last few days. Discussions are on and she’s a strong contender.” However, earlier reports suggested that some newcomer will be signed opposite Emraan Hashmi.
The sequel will be helmed not by Anurag Basu but by Mohit Suri, who is like family to the Bhatts and has directed some of their recent films. Suri is busy finishing the script of Murder 2.