Who can forget Akshay Kumar‘s acting in the horror-comedy Bhool-Bhulaiyaa? I think nobody can! Released in 2007, well it feels like the film is going to get a sequel. It looks like Bollywood’s obsession with remakes is never-ending.
After 12 years, producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series is set to have a sequel of his 2007 home production Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which also starred Shiney Ahuja. The sequel has been titled as Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 but the cast of the film has not been revealed yet. While Priyadarshan directed the original, the new film will be written and directed by Farhad Samji.
A source close to the development told the daily, “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.”
The film will reportedly feature a new cast, which is still to be decided.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa was an official remake of the 2005 Tamil film Chandramukhi starring Rajinikanth. The Thalaiva starrer was itself a remake of a Malayalam film, Manichitrathazhu, starring Mohanlal and Shobhana which released in 1993. Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Shiney Ahuja’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa saw Vidya and Shiney playing a couple who decide to stay in their ancestral home, paying no heed to the warnings about ghosts in the premises. Akki was seen playing Ahuja’s psychiatrist-friend Dr. Aditya Shrivastav, who bails them out of the situation. The film also featured Amisha Patel, Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav in pivotal roles.
Bhool Bhulaiya (2007) trailer:
Apart from Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, the producer is already remaking some of the classics of the past. The production house is remaking BR Chopra’s 1978 drama Pati Patni Aur Woh starring Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday and Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1975 comedy Chupke Chupke, in which Rajkummar Rao will reprise Dharmendra’s role. Farhad Samji is also a writer for the upcoming remake of Coolie No 1 with Varun Dhawan, Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, Baaghi 3 and Laxmi Bomb.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar is busy with Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi. Later, the actor will also start shooting for the horror-comedy Laxmi Bomb, in which Akshay’s character is possessed by a transgender ghost. The film co-stars Kiara Advani.