Back in 2003, I had my first encounter with teenage romance through Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao‘s Ishq Vishk. Well, I have to admit, it was the coolest thing back then, almost 20 years from now. And I am glad that not only my generation, but even gen-z is all set to witness the charm of modern-day love with Ishq Vishk franchise. Yes, you read that right, Tips films is producing a sequel to Ishq Vishk and it’s called Ishq Vishk Rebound. With the official announcement, the cast of the film has also been revealed. The film will star Rohit Saraf, Pashmina Roshan, Jibraan Khan, and Naila Grewal.

Ishq Vishk Rebound will surely bring to us an upgraded version of romance. The film is slated to release in 2023 and the shooting has already commenced. In fact, watching the promo of the film put me back into the Ishq Vishk charm.

Check out the promo here:

Sharing the poster of the film Rohit wrote on Instagram,

Hello! I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everybody feels this- but It’s almost bittersweet when you actualise a dream you’ve seen for years. Today, for me it is. A huge part of who I am, and have been for as long as I can remember being, was this dream. Not sure how I’ll feel tomorrow morning when I wake up because the thought wouldn’t be “I can’t wait for the day” because it’s now my reality. I’m living it. “One day” is where I’d found my solitude, no matter the kinda day I had. Some were when I day-dreamt, some when I was angry.. when I felt inspired when I longed, when I was heartbroken, dejected when I was motivated, when I hit my rock bottom and when I was overjoyed. Today, as I share what I’ve known for a few months, with the world- my world, I realise no matter how hard I try, my imagination could’ve never done justice to every emotion I feel at this moment. “One day” is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been in, so reassuring, so empowering, so incredibly happy.. man I’m never leaving. Hehe! Thank you to every single one of y’all who have loved, supported and held me as I crawled and took baby steps over the past 8 years. Should we take some leaps now? Come let’s, dream-like giants, all over again! 

The sequel to this 2003 film will also mark the debut of actress Pashmina Roshan, talking about the same, she says…

It feels like years of austerity and hard work are finally bearing fruits. I’m extremely excited, nervous and elated to bring to you my first experience on screen. When relationships can be found on apps, and lost over a chat, you know that love needs an upgrade. ISHQ VISHK REBOUND. It’s time to move on.

Jibraan Khan, Naila Grewal, Pashmina Roshan and Rohit Saraf on the poster of Ishq Vishk Rebound

On the film, producer Ramesh Taurani says,

Taking on a whole different perspective on the Gen Z dating culture, Ishq Vishk Rebound will upgrade our new-age idea of love. The casting for the film is just perfect and we are having a great time shooting for the film.

Directed by Nipun Avinash Dharmadhikari, Ishq Vishk Rebound will be produced by Ramesh Taurani and co-produced by Jaya Taurani under the banner of Tips Films Limited. Well, I am only waiting to see this contemporary college romance soon.