Muzafar Ali Back With Sequel To 'Umrao Jaan', May Have Rekha In The Cast

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Director Muzafar Ali of Umrao Jaan fame is contemplating making a sequel to his 1981 film. The film was responsible for winning Rekha her first National Award and also gave the country wonderful songs to hum for decades to come.

Surprisingly, after achieving unprecedented success with his first film, Ali retired from filmmaking dedicating all his time and energy to designing, poetry and paintings.

However, the latest buzz is that Ali wants to make a comeback to Hindi films and has asked his friend and screenplay writer of the original Umrao Jaan, Javed Siddiqui to write the sequel and the screenplay for him.

Javed Siddiqui was quoted saying, "Yes, I'm working on a script for Muzafar saab and we will be working together after 30 years. The film is very much on the lines of a sequel to Umrao Jaan."

Rumour has it that the original 'Umrao Jaan' Rekha may also feature in the film. The 1981 film had been remade by J.P.Dutta in 2006, starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, however, it failed at the box-office.

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