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Satyameva Jayate 2: Santosh Shukla to Play Antagonist

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Actor Santosh Shukla will be seen playing the role of an antagonist in John Abraham‘s Satyameva Jayate 2 directed by Milap Zaveri.

The Times of India reported that Shukla, who was last seen in Salman Khan’s Jai Ho, will be seen next in the sequel to the 2018 film Satyameva Jayate.

The sequel will feature Abraham and Divya Khosla Kumar in lead roles, along with Manoj Bajpayee, Daya Shankar Pandey and Nora Fatehi in supporting roles.

“This film is special, because it reminds me of all the movies I have grown up watching in the ’90s. I love that decade, especially the music created at the time. It is also synonymous with quintessential masala films, which were a treat to watch at single screens. I still remember when there was euphoria around a popular dialogue or action sequence, people would throw coins at the screen. We hardly make such films now, because filmmakers, today, have a rather realistic approach towards cinema. But thank god for Milap Zaveri, he doesn’t let you forget the classic ’90s-style cinema,” Shukla told E Times.

Talking about his prep for the film, he said: “I have learnt martial arts and have become quite flexible and athletic now. I have also experimented with my looks. I am sporting short hair and a dense beard in the film.”

The first look poster of the film was released last October.

The sequel was slated to release on October 2, 2020. It was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown. The film will be shot in Lucknow and is now slated to release in May 2021, around the time of Eid.

Shukla was a contestant in the sixth season of the reality show Bigg Boss, that was aired from October 2012 to January 2013.

Abraham was last seen in the 2019 film Pagalpanti and his upcoming works include Mumbai Saga and Attack.

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