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Sunny Deol and Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Border 2’, India’s Most Anticipated War Film, Set for January 2026 Theatrical Release

Border 2, a sequel to the 1997 film of the same title, is expected to hit theaters in January of the upcoming year.

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According to a report from Pinkvilla, the movie, featuring Sunny Deol and Ayushmann Khurrana, “has been in the writing phase for over a year, and the team has successfully developed a script.”

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Pinkvilla’s Exclusive Revelation: Bhushan Kumar, JP Dutta, and Nidhi Dutta Unite for “Border” Sequel

In August 2023, Pinkvilla broke the news that Bhushan Kumar, JP Dutta, and Nidhi Dutta are collaborating on the sequel to the 1997 classic hit, Border. Shortly thereafter, they revealed that Sunny Deol would reprise his role as Major Kuldip Singh Chanduri in the sequel, as the creators have crafted an intriguing narrative to propel the franchise forward. Additionally, they announced that Ayushmann Khurrana would be a fresh addition to the franchise, portraying a substantial character within the Indian Armed Forces. Later updates disclosed that Border 2 would be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Singh.

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Sunny Deol, Image Credits – Instagram

Sunny Deol and Ayushmann Khurrana’s “Border 2” is set to hit theaters on Republic Day 2026, as exclusively learned by Pinkvilla. Producers Bhushan Kumar, JP Dutta, and Nidhi Dutta, along with director Anurag Singh, are aiming for a release on Friday, January 23, 2026, leading up to the Republic Day holiday on Monday, January 26, 2026. A source close to the project shared, “Being a film that celebrates the bravery of the Indian Armed Forces, the makers believe that Republic Day is the perfect occasion for the release of this highly anticipated film starring Sunny Deol and Ayushmann Khurrana.”

The source also revealed that “Border 2” is envisioned to be the most significant war film in Indian Cinema, with the makers fully committed to delivering a production that honors the legacy of the original film. “Border 2” has undergone over a year of meticulous writing, resulting in a script that meets the high expectations associated with a sequel to a monumental blockbuster like “Border.” Sunny Deol and Ayushmann Khurrana are eagerly anticipating the commencement of this journey by the end of the year, according to the source.

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Ayushmann Khurrana, Image Credits – Instagram

Creating India’s Most Epic War Film: “Border 2” Takes Shape

Bhushan Kumar, JP Dutta, and their team are gearing up to create what is anticipated to be India’s most significant war film. T-Series and JP Dutta Films are sparing no effort to assemble a top-notch technical crew for “Border 2.” “Given the scale of this project, extensive pre-production is underway, with the aim of securing the finest talents from around the world. All involved parties understand that ‘Border’ isn’t just a film; it’s an emotion. They are committed to delivering a sincere portrayal to audiences. This will undoubtedly be India’s biggest war film,” the source affirmed.

Even before an official announcement, “Border 2” has already captured the attention of audiences across Indian Cinema and is poised to make a splash at the box office upon its release on January 23, 2026. Interestingly, 2026 also marks the 29th anniversary of the original “Border,” which premiered on June 13, 1997. Over the years, the film has attained cult status among moviegoers, with both its characters and music enduring the test of time.

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Border (197), Image Credits – IMDb

Last year, speaking on The Ranveer Show, Sunny had said, “Sunne toh mujhe bhi aaya hain(I’ve also heard that they’re making Border 2) (laughs). Ye hum bahut pehle karne wale the… 2015 mein. Par phir meri picture nahi chali, toh log ghabra ke nahi banana chah rahe. Ab sab bol rahe hain humey karni hai. (We were meant to start it a lot earlier, in 2015. But then my film flopped, so people were scared to make it then. Now, everyone wants to make it).”

“Border” (1997) stands as an epic war drama crafted by JP Dutta, who took on the roles of writer, producer, and director. Set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, the film chronicles the pivotal events of the Battle of Longewala. Its ensemble cast features renowned actors such as Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Akshaye Khanna, Sudesh Berry, Puneet Issar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Tabu, Raakhee, Pooja Bhatt, and Sharbani Mukherjee, among others.

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