In Gadar 2, Ameesha Patel will return to the role of Sakeena. The actor spoke candidly about how when she was offered the first episode of the movie, many people had their reservations. Ameesha also stated that even 20 years later, many people still had reservations about her ability to successfully portray a mother in the follow-up.
On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Divas, the Gadar 2 trailer was released.Ameesha and Sunny Deol attended the trailer premiere ceremony. In the teaser, a Pakistani army commander is shown torturing Jeete, the son of Tara (Sunny) and Sakina (Utkarsh).
Ameesha mentioned during the trailer unveiling that many insiders did not believe she could portray a mother in Gadar. Without naming anyone, she recapped those remarks and said, “Anil Ji ne jab mujhe pehli Gadar ki kahani sunayi thi tab bahut se logo ne, bahut jaani maani hastiyon ne, bade logo ne kaha ki mai ye film kaise karungi… ab sabne kaha ki aap toh Maa ka role kar hi nahi paoge. Mujhe challenges bahut acche lagte hain. So, instead of getting dejected, I took it as a challenge. Logo ne Gadar ke ane ke pehle, Gadar ko gutter kaha tha.(When I was initially offered Gadar, a lot of people from the film industry, big names, had asked how will I be able to pull off the role. People also called Gadar gutter before its release.)
Ameesha further added, “Aur ab Gadar 2 ki baat ayi tab bhi wahi sawaal uthe ki ‘Dude have you seen yourself on Instagram?’ Lazy Lamhe ki ladki ab kaise Gadar karegi? (Now ahead of Gadar 2, people are still asking how can I pull off a mother’s role after doing a song like Lazy Lamhe)”
Zed Studios and Anil Sharma collaborated on the production of Gadar 2. The movie opens in theatres on August 11.