Tanu Weds Manu Returns is according its leading man Madhavan a rare bonafide sequel in Bollywood, a land of misrepresentations where titles of hit films are randomly applied to unconnected films that come later masquerading as 'sequels'.
Says Madhavan, "Tanu Weds Manu Returns picks up the threads of the story from exactly where we left off the characters 4 years ago. Kangna and I are 4 years older than we were in the first film. So are all the actors, young and old."
So would Tanu Weds Manu Returns be the first proper sequel of Bollywood?
Madhavan avers, "It is certainly completely true to the genre. We've worked hard on the look and continuity. I remember how I was fully hands-on while doing Tanu Weds Manu. Aanand and I virtually got the project going from scratch. I am far more relaxed with the sequel."