Director Muzaffar Ali was keen to have Rekha in the sequel of his 1981 blockbuster but we now hear that Rekha is not so keen to do it.
Muzaffar Ali wanted to make a comeback in the Indian film industry and asked his friend Javed Siddiqui to write the screenplay of Umrao Jaan’s sequel. Ali also wanted to rope in his original actress Rekha to do a special appearance in the sequel. Rekha’s performance in the original won her prestigious National awards. But the actress has seemingly turned down the offer of the sequel.
It’s been learnt that the second instalment is based on Rekha’s character who will take revenge from her enemies from the first movie. Muzaffar Ali and Javed Siddiqui worked together three decades ago and now will come back together to work for the Umrao Jaan sequel.