New Delhi: Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia says his new film 'Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster Returns' is more "opulent and intriguing" as compared to the first part which did not satisfy him creatively.
The new film, a sequel to the 2011 romantic thriller 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster', has added Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan to the existing cast of Mahi Gill and Jimmy Shergill.
"As a writer and director of the franchise, I was not creatively satisfied with the first part. We wanted to exploit it after the first one became a hit.
"It was made on a shoestring budget and could not bring out the royalty in an opulent way. There was so much masala still left in the film that we thought we should carry the story forward," Dhulia told PTI in an interview.
The sequel will hit theatres on March 8. The 45-year-old director, who started his filmmaking journey with 'Haasil' in 2002, had made quite an impact with
his small budgeted yet powerful films like 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster' and 'Paan Singh Tomar'.
Dhulia's films have a recurring theme of a rebel as a hero and the director admits that he has a fascination towards such subjects.
"I have a fascination towards those in the society who have gone against it to prove that their motive were not wrong. But I am sad that there are no more such heroes left in the society. Even youngsters are not enterprising and it's not a good sign for a country," says Dhulia, who worked as a casting director on Shekhar Kapur's 'Bandit Queen' before making it big as a director.