Sunny Deol announces ‘Border 2’, returns as ‘fauji’ after 27 years


Director J P Dutta’s cult classic ‘Border’ completed 27 years on Thursday, and actor Sunny Deol treated fans to a big surprise by announcing the sequel, ‘Border 2’.

Taking to Instagram, Sunny shared an announcement video, saying, “27 saal pehle ek fauji ne vada kiya tha ki vo vapas aayega. Ussi vaade ko poora karne, hindustan ki mitti ko apna salaam kehne, aa raha hai.” (Twenty-seven years ago, a soldier made a promise that he would return. To fulfill that promise, to salute the soil of India, he is coming.)

Sunny captioned the video, “Ek fauji apne 27 saal purane waade ko pura karne, aa raha hai phirse. India’s biggest war film, #Border2. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, JP Dutta & Nidhi Dutta will be directed by Anurag Singh.”

As soon as Sunny shared this exciting news, fans and industry members flooded the comment section with reactions. Sunny’s sister Esha Deol responded with an evil eye emoji. One user wrote, “Wow, eagerly waiting sir,” while another commented, “Wow, It’s a Great Announcement.” Another enthusiastic comment read, “Woooohoooooo cannot wait.”

On Wednesday, Sunny had teased fans with a video featuring himself, captioning it, “Exciting Announcement tomorrow, can you guess?!”

‘Border 2’ is written by Nidhi Dutta and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, JP Dutta, and Nidhi Dutta. Anurag Singh will direct the film. Reportedly, the story is set in the same context as the Battle of Longewala and will start shooting in October this year.

Released in 1997, ‘Border’ is set during the period of the India-Pakistan war of 1971. Actors Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty, and Akshaye Khanna played lead roles in the patriotic movie. The film was not only lauded for its plot and performances but also for its memorable musical score, with songs like Roopkumar Rathod and Sonu Nigam’s ‘Sandese Aate Hai’ becoming major hits.

Meanwhile, after the phenomenal success of ‘Gadar 2’, Sunny is all set to come up with ‘Lahore 1947’. Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, the film features an ensemble cast including Preity Zinta, Shabana Azmi, Ali Fazal, and Karan Deol. Produced by Aamir Khan, the much-anticipated movie is slated for a Republic Day release next year.

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