Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor
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After the success of "Baaghi," which starred Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor, the makers will now take the franchise ahead and roll out a sequel next year. Speculations were rife regarding the lead actress of "Baaghi 2," but according to the makers, Shraddha is the one who has been finalised.

So Tiger and Shraddha will recreate their chemistry in the sequel as well. As both the actors will be free only by next year, "Baaghi 2" will go on floors in January 2017. This will be the third time that Tiger will re-unite with the "Baaghi" and "Munna Michael" director, Sabbir Khan.

"It was earlier decided that 'Baaghi 2' would kick off by the year-end, however, 'Munna Michael' will take off first, while Tiger and Shraddha will return together only next year," a source close to the development told Mumbai Mirror.

It had earlier been reported that Tiger's rumoured girlfriend Disha Patani might star opposite him in the sequel. The duo recently appeared in the T-Series music video, titled "Befikra," in which the audience appreciated their on-screen chemistry. But it looks like Shraddha has been preferred over Disha for the lead actress' role in "Baaghi 2."

The sequel will be shot in India and China. The Ministry of Tourism in China has apparently invited the "Baaghi" team to shoot the next part in their country. It was said that Tiger will be trained by martial art experts from the country for the sequel.

Producer Sajid Nadiadwala confirmed the reports to Mumbai Mirror and said: "It's been a great experience working with Sabbir, Tiger and Shraddha and the 'Baaghi' story needs to be taken ahead. We plan on starting the shoot in Shanghai in 2017."

Sabbir too praised Sajid and said that casting for the sequel's villain is underway. "Action and romance are my signature themes and I love working with Sajid bhai since he is an extremely director-friendly producer," the leading daily quoted Sabbir as saying. "He stands in the background like a pillar, letting the director do his job to the best of his ability. The film is still being scripted and casting for a fierce villain is underway. We'll just have to wait and watch now."