Eros International, Soham Rockstar Entertainment to produce 'Nayak' sequel

New Delhi:Eros International, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, on Tuesday announced the sequel to the 2001 political thriller "Nayak", in association with Deepak Mukut’s Soham Rockstar Entertainment. Produced by Eros International and Mukut, the film will be scripted by scriptwriter K.V. Vijayendra Prasad who has written blockbusters like "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Baahubali". Continuing from the earlier film, the sequel will be a political satire with romance as the backdrop. The sequel will also introduce fresh characters while retaining some of the old ones including the lead character, Shivaji Rao from "Nayak", which starred Anil Kapoor. Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd. said in a statement: “'Nayak' created ripples on its release and was one of the most successful political satires of its time. It’s the apt time to plan the sequel in the current political milieu." Mukut shared that it was a very popular film and continues to be widely watched on television. "We have bought the rights of the film and the action promises to be even bigger and better. We will soon begin the casting process and are very excited about the project.”