Mumbai: Arjun Rampal is all set to reprise his role of a blind man in ‘Aankhen 2’ and the actor has already started training for the movie which he says will be bigger and better.
"'Aankhen' was a special film in my career. People talk about this film even today and it means a lot to us. I am very excited about it and we are planning to take the film ahead. Recently ‘Kaabil’ had come and people liked it. The challenge is not to compete with anybody but to raise the bar," Arjun told reporters here.
The shoot for the sequel will begin soon in South Africa and Arjun is confident that the heist drama will be more riveting than the original 2002 movie.
"It's a heist that takes place at casinos. How these blind men carry out the robbery is what the film is about. I have spent time with blind people during my college days, they calculate and do things. They never make mistakes. I tie a band on my eyes at home and I practice with this... we will be able to bring authenticity," he said.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is returning but Akshay Kumar is not reprising his role in the movie.
"I don't think Akshay will be there. He is busy and doesn't have dates. We wanted him in the film. I like Akshay and the kind of work he is doing.
"He has grown so much as an actor. We would have loved to have him in the film. But we have a wonderful team, there will be new generation of actors," he said.
Anil Kapoor and Arshad Warsi are joining the sequel.
Besides this film, Arjun is also excited about his next release ‘Daddy’ in which he portrays the role of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli.
"It will come out soon. We will lock our dates soon. I am happy with the film. The editing is on, the post production is on. The film will come out in April or May."