Will Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani reunite in Satyaprem Ki Katha 2? Shareen Mantri Kedia reveals

    Filmmaker Shareen Mantri Kedia shares insights on supporting content-driven cinema and reflects on the success of the Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani starrer Satyaprem Ki Katha.

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    Shareen Mantri Kedia, Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani

    Satyaprem Ki Katha, which was produced by Shareen Mantri Kedia, did very well at the box office. The film featured Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani in lead roles. The film revolves around a happy-go-lucky young man who lives with his middle-class Gujarati family in Ahmedabad. He failed his law degree and dreams of getting married to a beautiful girl but gets rejected by everyone due to him being jobless. He then falls in love for the first time but with a lot of twists and turns coming his way.

    Opening up about backing projects to Pinkvilla, Shareen said that she has always believed in backing projects that have a thought behind it. But having said that, she added experimenting with all kinds of genres, which has an audience for. She also revealed that besides Satyaprem Ki Katha, Beyond the Clouds, and Lost, she has also made a Marathi biographical film -knowm as Anandi Gopal. When asked if there will be a Satyaprem Ki Katha 2, Shareen said that there is scope for that, but for now there is no part 2.

    She further added about being a woman producer and stated how important it is for her that all her projects don't only have meaty roles for male leads, but also for her female leads as well. She also added that for her next film, she has acquired the rights to Phoolan Devi’s autobiography.

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    Opening up about her being a female producer in a male dominated industry, she said that she has never felt like she has been taken seriously as a female producer. She also said that, in the earlier days it was difficult for a woman to make her place in a system but today she does see equality in most aspects. 

    Shareen, who was inspired to become a filmmaker after watching The Shawshank Redemption and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, she also revealed that she has a few romantic scripts in the pipeline, and will reveal all about them in good time. Talking about collaborating with Majid Majidi again, she said,"You know, when I had first reached out to him, I had gone with an intention to seek the Hindi remake rights of Children of Heaven. But then we got talking and came up with Beyond the Clouds. My experience of working with him cannot be expressed in words, and we keep discussing a collaboration very frequently. We haven’t zeroed in on a project yet, however I promise that it will happen soon. We can’t really wait to collaborate with him again.”