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