Confirmed! Vidya Balan to return as Manjulika in Kartik Aaryan-Kiara Advani's Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2


In July last year, Vidya Balan had denied being approached for a role in the sequel of her blockbuster horror-comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Now, a few months later, there is a twist in the tale. The actress will be returning to the franchise as Manjulika or (Monjulika). A trade source told a leading daily that Vidya, who delivered a knockout performance in the film, will be making an appearance in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.  

Though it is not confirmed whether Vidya will be recreating her popular dance number Aami Je Tomar in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. "Their equation goes back to 2011, when Vidya made a cameo appearance in Anees’s film Thank You. She made the character of Monjulika, ghost of a royal dancer, memorable. [It is not clear if] Vidya will be seen dancing to Aami je tomar again or appear after the climax,” the source told. 

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Director of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Anees Bazmee confirmed the development. Calling Manjulika his "favourite character", he said, "If the film is Bhool Bhulaiyaa, she has to be there in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Let the rest be a surprise!"

In the Priyadarshan directorial, Vidya played the role of Avni. When she visits her husband's ancestral home in Rajasthan, which is believed to be haunted, Avni gets possessed by the ghost of Manjulika, a Bengali classical dancer. It is later revealed that she suffers from a dissociative identity disorder.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, starring Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Tabu and Rajpal Yadav, will release in theatres on March 25. 

(Source: Mid-Day)