Akshay Kumar - Vidya Balan

Fans of Bhool Bhulaiyaa are in for a treat. It seems Bhushan Kumar is planning a sequel to the Akshay Kumar – Vidya Balan – Shiney Ahuja starrer. The original film released in 2007 and was directed by Priyadarshan. A source told Mumbai Mirror, “Bhushan wanted to make a part 2 of Bhool Bhulaiyaa for a while now and has cracked an idea with Farhad Samji, who will be writing and directing the film. It is in the development stage and will feature a fresh cast. Once the final script is locked, the team will kick off casting and other pre-production formalities.” Fans still remember Vidya Balan’s stupendous performance in the film as a woman with a dissociative identity disorder. The film was a remake of the 2005 Rajinikanth hit, Chandramukhi. That film was based on the superb Malayalam film, Manichitrathazhu (1993) that had Shobana and Mohanlal in lead roles. Bhushan Kumar got the title Bhool Bhulaiyaa registered a few months back. Writer – director Farhad Samji is now busy with Housefull 4. He took over the project after Sajid Khan walked out after the #MeToo movement. Farhad has directed films like Entertainment (2014) and Housefull 3 (2016) with his brother, Sajid. As a writer, Farhad is working on the Coolie No.1 remake starring Varun Dhawan – Sara Ali Khan, Sooryavanshi, Tiger Shroff – Shraddha Kapoor’s Baaghi 3 and Laxmi Bomb, the Akshay Kumar – Kiara Advani starrer. Laxmi Bomb marks the debut of Raghava Lawrence in Bollywood. He has made Kanchana films. It looks like Bollywood’s obsession with remakes is never-ending. Bhushan Kumar is also bankrolling the Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar film, Pati Patni Aur Woh. It is based on BR Chopra’s 1978 drama. Plus, we have Rajkummar Rao stepping into Dharmendra’s shoes for the Chupke Chupke retelling. The original film was made by Hrishikesh Mukherjee in 1975.  

  • ByUrmimala Banerjee
  • Published: May 14, 2019 9:38 AM IST

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