Confirming for the first time that the happening-hero Kartik Aryan is indeed the lead in the sequel to the 2007 horror-comedy hit Bhool Bhulaiya, director Anees Bazmi says, “We’ve finalized Kartik for the lead in the Bhool Bhulaiya sequel. I feel he has tremendous aptitude for comedy. At the same time he can look most vulnerable and almost childlike on screen just like Akshay Kumar.”
Akshay had played the lead in the original Bhool Bhulaiya , and contrary to reports he won’t make an appearance in the sequel.
In fact Bhool Bhulaiya 2 is not connected to the first film of that title at all. One hears the original title , still popular among moviegoers, is being revived for easy-recall value. Otherwise everything in Bhool Bhulaiya 2 including the actors technicians and musicians would be different.
Says Anees, “I am yet to sit down with my producers Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani and KisheKumar to decide on the rest of the cast and crew. But I can tell you this. My Bhool Bhulaiyawould be done in my style.”
Anees means the sequel won’t try to replicate Bhool Bhulaiya director Priyadarshan’s style.
Bhoola Bhulaiya in 2007 was a remake of the Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu. But Bhool Bhulaiya 2 will be an original script,