‘Hindi Medium’ that was in works for a sequel with Irrfan Khan as the lead again, will have Homi Ajadjania on board to direct the quirky franchise comedy under Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock films. Dinesh Vijjan and Homi Adajania’s collaborations go back a long way to ‘Being Cyrus’ in 2006, an English black comedy followed by the Hindi Romcom, ‘Cocktail’ starring Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan and Diana Penty.
Confirming the news, Dinesh Vijjan said, “Homi doesn’t make films very often as he refuses to do stuff that doesn’t bowl him over. But when I narrated this one to him, he loved it. And when I saw his reaction, it was a no –brainer. I guess from Maddock’s stable of directors, Homi was the most unlikely choice for ‘Hindi Medium 2’ and that’s exactly I have signed him on.” ‘Hindi Medium 2’ story will be a flash forwarded by a decade and now is as much as Raj’s story as much as his daughter’s Pia who finished high school in ‘Hindi Medium’. Director Homi added, “I ambled into Dinoo’s (Dinesh Vijan) room and he was sitting down to a narration. I had enjoyed the first one (‘Hindi Medium’) and the way these writers have taken the narrative forward is very clever. So yeah, I pretty much gate-crashed the narration and it was so engaging and hilarious that I told him I’d be happy to direct it if he had no director attached to the project. It’s been a while since I’ve found any material so amusing yet emotional,” he signs off.