We at PeepingMoon were the first ones to inform on May 17, 2019, that Shaad Ali's 2005 rom-com Bunty Aur Babli starring Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan will make a comeback with Gully Boy fame Siddhant Chaturvedi on board. And since then, several media reports are making guesses at who the other actors in the film would be. While Rani was a confirmed name, names like Abhishek Bachchan and R Madhavan also did the rounds. And recently, the strongest name was that of Saif Ali Khan. Apparently things worked out for Saif to step into the role of Bunty and his management team and the abovementioned scheduling conflict was resolved completely. Saif was said to begin shooting for the film alongside his co-stars Rani, Siddhant and debutant Sharvari Wagh in the next few weeks once he completed the shot for his web show for Amazon Prime Video Tandav.
And now, we have confirmed news that it is indeed Saif who will be stepping into the shoes of Bunty. The actor has given his nod to the film.
Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee join the cast of Yash Raj Films' #BuntyAurBabli2 that stars @SiddhantChturvD and Sharvari Wagh in the lead... Saif and Rani reunite after 11 years for this Varun V Sharma directorial and will start the shooting for it soon! *Confirmed* @yrf pic.twitter.com/EEcXlkabln
— Rahul Raut (@Rahulrautwrites) December 7, 2019
The film is going to be directed by debutant director Varun V Sharma who has worked on earlier movies of Yash Raj Films like Kill Dill (2014), Sultan (2016) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) in the past and also had written Salman Khan’s Bharat from earlier this year. The shooting of the film started in October in Mumbai.