We're sure you would remember Liquid and Chaudhary from PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA (played by Divyendu Sharma and Rayo Bakhirta). The two guys you adored in that movie are missing from its sequel PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2. Yes we were a little disappointed with the fact, but when we exclusively spoke to the cast director of PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2, we sort of agree with their reason for replacement. Here's what they said:
Karthik Aryan: Even during PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA, nobody knew anyone or anything about the cast. They only liked the trailer. When they saw the film, that's when they loved the characters. It's the same thing with PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2. I think everybody's going to relate with the film and think that it's their story. With new promos and when people will go watch PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2, then they will relate to these characters and their journey.
“We needed new characters in the film. I am also there in the movie because there's a vast different between my PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA and PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2 characters. Not only that, my face has also changed,” he added.
Ask him if people will miss seeing the other two characters from PKP in PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2 and Karthik says, “I don't think so. Because these three characters (Goga, Choka, Thakur) are going to stay in the audiences' minds after PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2. In PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 3, people will ask for Goga, Choka, Thakur.”
Nushrat Bharucha: If we would've kept the same characters, then people might have thought that it's the same film, but that's not the case. If the film is same, then maybe people would miss some characters. Since we've changed the characters and story, that's exactly why people won't miss them.
Ishita Sharma: These are 6 new different characters in PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2. There's a vast difference in the story. The essence of the movie is the same. It was a concept to repeat the three girls and luckily, I was in the movie again. That's because girls may start looking different, but they won't change.
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We had earlier interviewed the director Luv Ranjan, and he then told us, “You enjoyed the characters of Rajat, Liquid and Chaudhary because they were new. This time we brought in three new characters because in PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA, Rajat, Liquid and Chaudhary had already understood the side-effects of love. So we didn't want them to walk on a similar path.”
Further speaking on why he retained Kartik, Luv said, “However I have retained Kartik Aryan in this film since he was quite young (barely 21) in PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA. In PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2, he sports a new look. So with him there was a possibility of not looking the same. If I had made my earlier heroes play the new characters then it might disorient the audience. If Kartik was not that young in the first part then it would have been very difficult for us to cast him again in PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 2.”
Oh, and Luv was actually the one who called the leading ladies the ‘devil'. He jokingly said, “We believe that the 'devils' never change. They keep coming back in different avatars to mess up your life.”
Well, we hope the 5 year wait for PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA sequel is worth it, and just like Kartik said, maybe we want a Goga, Choka, Thakur in PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA 3.
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