In a time of Bollywood's obsession with sequels and remakes, the second instalment to the 2007 hit, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated projects in recent times. The original comedy psychological thriller, featuring Vidya Balan and Akshay Kumar in the lead role, had left the audience wanting for more. And the wait is finally over as Bhushan Kumar is making Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 under his banner T-Series and Murad Khetani’s Cine 1 studios. What's more? Kartik Aaryan has been roped in to play the main protagonist.
Confirming the news, Bhushan told a leading daily, “I had been eagerly waiting to make a sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa for the longest time, but we wanted to lock the right script. After a wait of 11 years, Murad bhai came to me with a script, which I felt was worthy of taking Bhool Bhulaiyaa forward as a franchise. I am thrilled to announce Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 in association with Murad bhai, with whom we delivered the box-office hit Kabir Singh." While the original was helmed by Priyadarshan, the sequel will be directed by Anees Bazmee.
Meanwhile, Kartik's first look from the film is out and he looks exactly like Akshay in his yellow toga. See for yourself:
The actor is equally excited to take Akshay's ghostbuster film forward. “I’m looking forward to collaborate with Bhushanji again. Bhool Bhulaiyaa has always been one of my favourite comediessupernatural thriller film and now being part of BB2 makes me happy, especially because I’ve been a big fan of Akshay Kumar sir and it’s a great responsibility to take his franchise forward. It’s a hilarious script and Anees sir has taken it to another level," he told the daily.
Written by Farhad Samji and Akash Kaushik, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is scheduled to hit the screens all over India on July 31, 2020.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror/Instagram)