MUMBAI: After the success of The Xpose, Himesh Reshammiya will now be starring in the sequel of the movie. According to distributor Anil Thadani, The Xpose which was made at a budget of Rs 9 crore, with promotions on print and advertising costing Rs 6 crore has done a net business of Rs 22.77 crore in three weeks.
The sequel to The Xpose which will release on 29 May 2015 is set in the era of the romantic superstar Rajesh Khanna, when hundreds of girls committed suicide as the news of the romantic superstar deciding to get married broke. But then there was one such girl who was murdered in the name of suicide. Himesh’s character will be taken forward in the sequel who plays superstar Ravi Kumar (inspired by Raaj Kumaar) solving the mystery.
One big name from the industry will be seen in a special appearance, playing Rajesh Khanna. The movie will have four big supporting artists and two heroines. The other cast and credits will be announced shortly.
“The director will also be announced soon as there are currently differences between HR MUSIK and Ananth Mahadevan on his price. Mahadevan wants a price hike,” says creative producer Rakesh Upadhyay.
Himesh says, “I am truly excited for the sequel and happy for my dad Vipin Reshammiya that I have given him a hit franchise as he is the official producer of the film. Ravi Kumaar’s character has been appreciated universally by critics as well as the audiences, The quirkiness in his dialogues are a highlight, the sequel will be a landmark with regards to a very big musical thriller, grand visuals, thrills and dialogues in the correct budget and explore the stunning truth of the 70s Bollywood.”
The shooting for the movie will commence from 7 December 2014 and will conclude on 7 February 2015. The music will be launched on 3 April 2015, with the movie releasing on 29 May 2015.