Earlier in the day, a leading daily's report mentioned that Vidya Balan will be making an appearance as Manjulika, the ghost of a Bengali dancer, in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 led by Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu. Director Anees Bazmee had confirmed the development. However, it seems that is not the case.
The makers of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 reacted to the report of Vidya being a part of the horror-comedy and called it untrue. In a statement, they clarified, "The recent rumours of Vidya Balan being part of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 are untrue. The lead starcast of the film include Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani & Tabu."
Anees, according to the daily, said, "If the film is Bhool Bhulaiyaa, she has to be there in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Let the rest be a surprise!" In 2021, Vidya denied being a part of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. She had told, "Let's just say I am not in the film. So I am not going to say anything more."
As of now, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is releasing on March 25, 2022.