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Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa to get a sequel, cast yet to be finalised

Reports suggest that a fresh cast will be roped in for a sequel to 2007 film Bhool Bhulaiyaa that featured Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in lead roles.

bollywood Updated: May 14, 2019 11:05 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Akshay Kumar,Vidya Balan,Bhool Bhoolaiya sequel
Akshay Kumar played a psychiatrist in Bhool Bhulaiyaa.

Actors Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan‘s 2007 film Bhool Bhulaiyaa is likely to get a sequel, reports suggest. While Priyadarshan directed the original, the new film will be written and directed by Farhad Samji.

A Mumbai Mirror report quoted a source as saying, “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.”

via Gfycat

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It was just a few days ago that reports of T Series registering the title Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 surfaced. The original film was an official remake of the Tamil hit Chandramukhi starring Rajinikanth. Chandramukhi, itself was a remake of 1993 Malayalam film, Manichitrathazhu starring Mohanlal and Shobana.

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The film revolves around a US-based couple Siddharth Chaturvedi (Shiney Ahuja) and Avni (Vidya Balan), who are on a holiday in India. The newly weds are warmly welcomed; but when Siddharth insists on staying on in his ancestral mansion, it upsets his relatives, especially his uncle Badrinarayan Chaturvedi (Manoj Joshi), who openly voices his disapproval. Despite warnings about the mansion being haunted, he shifts there. Soon, strange things begin to happen and he is forced to call his psychiatrist friend Aditya (Akshay) for help. The film also featured Amisha Patel, Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav.

Director Farhad is presently working on his Akshay’s Housefull 4. His writing credits include the upcoming Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan starrer Coolie No 1, a remake of the David Dhawan, Govinda hit of the ’90s.

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First Published: May 14, 2019 09:32 IST