31 August 2016: Mudassar Aziz’s Happy Bhaag Jayegi, starring Abhay Deol and Diana Penty to have a sequel and director(Mudassar Aziz) talked to PTI in this regard that “We do plan to make a sequel of Happy Bhaag Jayegi. The discussions are on how to take the story forward. Anand sir (producer Anand L Rai), too, thinks a sequel can be made…he has given a positive feedback to this idea”.
Mudassar uttered that till now they didn’t find the actual story to form the second edition of this movie , and he stated that “Till the time we are convinced about the story, we will not make the film”.
Mudassar Aziz was happy as his movie was well responded from the audience. With a worldwide released of Happy Bhaag Jayegi on 18th August, it has received a box office collection of Rs.22.11 crore on the opening day. He said that “It just makes me a lot happier”.
In spite of Audience response, Critics of Happy Bhaag Jayegi, Shubhra Gupta criticized that “The premise of Happy Bhaag Jayegi, promises you some good chuckles because, well, who doesn’t like the idea of a pretty girl on the run in search of her Prince Charming? And the Pakistani locations—the scenic spots around Lahore– should inject some freshness, right?”
Critics again pointed out that “We smile in the beginning. Spirited Amritsar kudi Happy’s (Diana Penty) heart beats for Guddu (Ali Fazal) but the path of true love is strewn with stern fathers (Kanwaljeet), local bad boy rival Bagga (Jimmy Shergill) and an accidental Pakistani gentleman named Bilal Ahmed (Abhay Deol)”.