After the remake version of BR Chopra’s 1978 drama titled Pati Patni Aur Woh, featuring Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar, Bhushan Kumar has given a green signal to Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan’s 2007 horror comedy titled Bhool Bhulaiyaa reported Mumbai Mirror.
As per the report, Bhushan Kumar always wanted to make a sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa and now he has finally cracked an idea with Farhad Samji (who will be a writer and director of the film).
“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,” informs a source close to the development.
It is to be noted that prior to its announcement, the title of the film has been registered Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 by the Bhushan’s production house, T-Series.
The original film was directed by Priyadarshan, it was an official remake of the 2005 Rajinikanthstarrer Tamil film Chandramukhi, which in turn was a remake of the 1993 Malayalam film, Manichitrathazhu, which had featured Mohanlal and Shobhana in the lead roles.
The story of the film revolves around a couple named Vidya Balan and Shiney Ahuja, who decide to stay in their ancestral home, without caring warnings about the ghosts and evil on the same premises. Soon, mysterious occurrences force him to call his psychiatrist-friend Dr Aditya Shrivastav (Akshay) to bail them out of the situation.
Notably, Farhad is currently busy with his first solo directorial, Housefull 4. He has previously directed the Akshay-starrer Entertainment and Housefull 3 with his brother Sajid. He has several writing credit such as Varun Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 remake, Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, Ahmed Khan’s Baaghi 3 and the horror-comedy Laxmi Bomb, in which Akshay’s character is possessed by a transgender ghost.