REVEALED: Sonakshi Sinha bags Happy Bhag Jayegi Returns; Diana Penty also retained
Happy Bhag Jayegi emerged as a true sleeper hit of 2016. The trailer of the film was interesting but not was much expected from it. But this Mudassar Aziz directorial set the cash registers ringing and managed to impress audiences.
Since many months, talks of the sequels are going around. Some reports stated that Sonakshi Sinha has been signed and that she would essay the character of Happy in the sequel. But there were no confirmations either from the makers or Sonakshi or even Diana Penty.
Today, it has emerged that these reports were partly true. Sonakshi Sinha indeed has bagged the sequel of Happy Bhag Jayegi, titled Happy Bhag Jayegi Returns. However, she hasn’t replaced Diana Penty. The original Happy is also a part of the sequel! This makes Happy Bhag Jayegi Returns a one of its kind sequel. Commenting on the same Sonakshi Singa adds, "I'm thrilled to be on board of this really positive, vibrant and most importantly happy film unit! I loved the first part and I hope this one is bigger and better in every way! Cannot wait to start shooting!"
Further talking about being part of the second instalment of the film Diana says, “Happy Bhag Jayegi was a special film for me, so being part of Happy Bhag Jayegi Returns is like going back to family! Happy Bhag Jayegi was a fun, roller-coaster of a ride and I’m sure this one is going to be as much of a riot! I’m looking forward to the shoot.”
Mudassar informs, "My joy came from the sheer volume of happiness Happy Bhag Jayegi spread in its audience! The promise I want to make with HBJR is that I will do everything I can to double that happiness for them." Echoing similar sentiments, Aanand L Rai adds, "Happy Bhag Jayegi was a cross-border comedy of errors featuring humorous characters and now we are happy to announce the sequel that has Diana passing on the happy-ness quotient to Sonakshi. Excited to have her on board. The film goes on floors this month.”
The male actors who featured in the original – Abhay Deol, Jimmy Sheirgill and Ali Fazal – will also feature in Happy Bhag Jayegi Returns.