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Bunty Aur Babli Sequel On The Anvil, But Shaad Ali Won’t Direct

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Sources close  to the  project confirm that that  a sequel to Shaad Ali’s  2005 hit Bunty Aur Babli about a con-couple  shooting and whooping their  way through a  series of capers ,  is  indeed on  the  anvil.

“It was  Aditya Chopra  and (wife) Rani  Mukherjee who suggested a sequel to Bunty Aur Babli to  director Shaad  Ali whose career  is in  menopause,  with the same  core cast  of  Amitabh Bachchan, Abishek Bachchan and  Rani Mukherjee.Everyone connected with  the  project   has  quickly  jumped  into the  B & B bandwagon. HoweverShaad  Ali  has refused to direct the sequel, ” says the source.

When contacted Shaad Ali said, “I am  not directing that(the sequel to Bunty Aur Babli).”

Apparently  Shaad  Ali is working on a bio-pic  on his  grandmother  the  freedom  fighter Laxmi Sehgal .

However  the  sequel and the film is expected to   go on the floors next year with a  new  director.   Is  a  sequel to Bunty Aur Babli a feasible idea?  When  the film came  out in 2005 Rani and Abhishek were young and  full of  beans.  Plus there  was  the film’s biggest  asset: the  Kajra re item song  featuring Aishwarya Rai with Amitabh andAbhishek Bachchan.

Try  repeating that.

Bunty  Aur Babli was  the  first  time that  the two Bachchans Amitabh and  Abhishek   worked  together .And  they were  not cast  as father and son. However  the same year  there was Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar where the twoBachchans played their real-life roles.

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