Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan's Bhool Bhulaiyaa to get a sequel, cast yet to be finalised
Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa to get a sequel: Bollywood nowadays is all busy in creating the sequels and the latest film to join the list is none other than 2007 super hit Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa. As per to the recent report in Mumbai Mirror, the 2007 horror-comedy is going get a part 2 very soon as the producer of the first film, Bhushan Kumar, has given the green signal to its sequel.
According to the source close to the development stated, “Bhushan wanted to make a part 2 of Bhool Bhulaiyaa for a while now and has cracked an idea with Farhad Samji, who will be writing and directing the film. It is in the development stage and will feature a fresh cast. Once the final script is locked, the team will kick off casting and other pre-production formalities.”
Bhushan Kumar’s production house T-Series has also registered the title Bhool Bhulaiyaa and it is going to be starting the work on the project soon.
Farhad Samji, who is going to direct the film, is currently busy with Akshay Kumar starrer Housefull 4. Earlier, he has directed Entertainment (2014) as well as Housefull 3 (2016) with his writer-brother Sajid.
The director is going to direct a number of films this year. The director has also written Coolie No. 1 remake which will cast Varun Dawan and Sara Ali Khan on the lead role. Other than that he has also written Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, Ahmed Khan’s Baaghi 3 as well as Aksay Kumar’s Laxmi Bomb.
Separately from Bhool Bhulaiya 2, the producer by now is remaking some of the classics of the past. The production house is remaking BR Chopra’s 1978 drama Pati Patni Aur Woh featuring Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday on lead roles and Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1975 comedy film Chupke Chupke, in which Rajkummar Rao is going to reappearance Dharmendra’s role.
About Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Bhool Bhulaiyaa is basically a 2007 Indian psychological thriller film which was directed by Priyadarshan. The movie was an official remake of the 1993 Malayalam film, Manichitrathazhu, which features Mohanlal and Shobana on lead roles.
The movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa stars Akshay Kumar, Shiney Ahuja, Vidya Balan, Ameesha Patel, Paresh Rawal, Manoj Joshi, Asrani, Rajpal Yadav and Vikram Gokhale on the major roles. The movie also received universal critical commendation as well as it was also a huge commercial success on the box office. The performance of Vidya Balan in the film is still well thought out to be an iconic act and till now it is regarded as one of her best performance.
The film score and soundtrack were composed by Ranjit Barot and Pritam individually, as well as the lyrics were written by Sameer.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa was a commercial success, achieving ₹497 million (US$7.2 million) in India and it was considered as the 6th highest domestic grosser of the year 2007. The film overall collected a total number of ₹840 million (US$12 million) worldwide. The total number of overseas gross was $3,910,000 as well as the lifetime overseas breakup was $1,380,000 in UK, $151,000 in Australia, $820,000 in UAE, $1,130,000 in North America, as well as $429,000 in other markets.