Director Anees Bazmi has officially confirmed that Kartik Aaryan is the lead in the sequel of 2007 horror-comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa. “We’ve finalized Kartik for the lead in the Bhool Bhulaiyaa sequel. I feel he has a tremendous aptitude for comedy, and can also look vulnerable and almost childlike on screen, just like Akshay Kumar,” he reveals.
However, Akshay, who was the lead in the original film, will not appear in the sequel. In fact, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is not connected to the first film at all. One hears the original title, still popular among moviegoers, is being revived for easy-recall value. Otherwise, everything in the sequel, including the actors, technicians, and musicians would be different.
“I am yet to sit down with my producers Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Krishan Kumar to decide on the rest of the cast and crew. But I can tell you this: My Bhool Bhulaiyaa would be done in my style,” Anees adds.
While the original Bhool Bhulaiyaa was a remake of the Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 will be an original script....