After delivering a spate of flops like Department, Not a Love Story and Agyaat, Ram Gopal Varma has announced the sequel to one of his most successful movies Satya. While the first part featured Chakravarthy, Manoj Bajpai and Urmila Matondkar, the sequel will have a new cast. John Abraham though not starring in the film, would produce it. Here’s what RGV shared on Twitter:
Why Satya 2 now? What prompted you to return to it?
Satya was the story of one guy among thousands of people who keep coming to Mumbai everyday which primarily means that there are that many stories to tell provided that they are as interesting or more.
Why is John Abraham producing Satya 2? Is it because you offered him the lead role?
John is not acting in the film, for that matter he is not even doing an item song. The film is being done with complete newcomers many of whom have not even had stage or TV experience. John heard the concept of Satya 2 through a mutual friend and he expressed interest. When I met him and we spoke at length I was amazed at his insights into my detailed narration of Satya 2 story. It’s purely our common excitement towards the subject matter which is making us collaborate.
Are any of the original actors or characters from Satya going to be there in Satya 2? Absolutely not. This is a completely different story with completely different characters, in fact there won’t even be a reference to the first Satya in any which way.
A story comes out of character conflicts giving rise to situations and it is situations which move a story forward and the novelty in them will come from the newness in a concept. The concept of Satya 2 is that by the year 2012, Mumbai Police has pretty much wiped out the underworld, but as long as greed for money, resentment towards the rich and rebelliousness towards the system exists in human nature it’s a fallacy to think that any civil society can ever totally wipe out organised crime, so it follows that it’s just a matter of time before it gets revived and will come back in a very different and a more deadlier manner. The difference between Satya and Satya 2 is that if Satya was a story of a man who came to Mumbai in 1997 and got shaped by circumstances in the then existing underworld Satya 2 is about a man who came to Mumbai in 2012 to create his own circumstances and reinvent the underworld.