We were the first to tell you last month that Saif Ali Khan had replaced Abhishek Bachchan in the film Bunty Aur Babli 2, also starring Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh, and reuniting with his Hum Tum co-star Rani Mukerji.
Now, the news is official — Saif will not just play the lead, but will have a very quirky look in the film too. The actor is known for keeping his looks very different in each of his films. Never mind how the films are doing, but Saif’s looks in films from his last release Lal Kaptaan to the forthcoming Tanhaji have been diametrically different. “His look will be very different from what Abhishek’s look was in the first part. Abhishek played a young character and Saif’s character is much older and mature in the redux, hence the new look,” says the source.
Earlier, Abhishek was supposed to play the lead and Rani says that she would dearly miss him. “The original Bunty Aur Babli got tremendous love and appreciation and hence YRF decided to make the sequel. Abhishek and I were both approached by YRF to reprise our roles as the originals in Bunty Aur Babli 2 but, unfortunately, things didn’t work out with him and we will miss him dearly. As a team, we are so happy to welcome Saif. I have lovely memories of working with him and I’m really looking forward to creating something new and exciting with him in Bunty Aur Babli 2,” said Rani in a statement.