Shashank Khaitan on Dulhania franchise: Don’t want to monetise it


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The director, who helmed last year’s Dhadak, said he needs to first crack a great script. Advertising

Khaitan made his directorial debut with Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania featuring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. It’s taken a lot of work to create this loved franchise. Sometimes Varun, Alia and I have come up with an idea to immediately realise it’s a bad one, and we shouldn’t be stupid. “With every year content is becoming the king. “I’ve not consciously sat down to write it. It’s fairly obvious across all mediums that people want to see good, unique stories. But none of us want to push it down people’s throat.”
The director says he has often come up with ideas along with his leading cast but none of them have really worked. If I can think of a story which naturally leads itself to the franchise, I’ll do it in a heartbeat. We want to come with honesty and not make it to cash in on the franchise. Varun, Alia, Karan (Johar) and I are clear that we don’t want to do it for money,” Khaitan told PTI. “I want to do a part three of the Dulhania franchise. He followed it up with Badrinath Ki Dulhania with the same pairing and says he is often tempted to continue the story with a third part. 0
Comment(s) It’s tempting, but for the right reason and not the wrong ones. I don’t want to make it to monetise it.