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Kartik Aaryan takes over from Akshay Kumar in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 


The first look of the T-Series film refreshes the nostalgia of the first part which featured Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in the lead roles. 

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Kartik Aaryan is not done with the reboots yet. After wrapping up Imtiaz Ali's yet untitled take on Love Aaj Kal (2009), the actor debuts the first look of the sequel to the hit Priyadarshan film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007).

Titled Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2020), the film will see Kartik Aaryan take on the role that Akshay Kumar made memorable in the first film.

The first look certainly captures the essence that drove Priyadarshan's Hindi remake of Malayalam filmmaker Fazil's Manichitrathazhu (1993). The film brought Vidya Balan, Akshay Kumar, and Paresh Rawal together for the horror comedy.

The sequel will be directed by Anees Bazmee, and will likely feature Aaryan in the role of the ghost hunting psychologist played by Akshay Kumar. The look from the latest posters replicate the unique look of Akshay Kumar's from the first film. From the Hare Krishna Hare Ram robes to the sunglasses and the style, Aaryan seems to be recreating the Akshay's moves from the Priyadarshan Hindi remake.

In an official statement, producer Bhushan Kumar said, "While the audience has been awaiting the second installment to Bhool Bhulaiyaa, even I was eagerly waiting to make one for the longest time. However, we wanted to lock in the right script, one which was equally engaging and enticing as the first one."

Finally, after a long wait of 11 years, Murad Bhai came to me with a script, which I felt was worthy of taking Bhool Bhulaiyaa forward as a franchise. I am thrilled to announce Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 in association with Murad Bhai, together with whom we delivered the box-office hit Kabir Singh. The project will be helmed by Anees Bhai," the producer added.

Aaryan reiterated this excitement and said, "I'm excited to collaborate with Bhushanji for the third time. Bhool Bhulaiyaa has always been one of my favorite  comedy- supernatural thriller film and now being part of BB2 makes me really happy, especially because I've been a big fan of Akshay Kumar sir and it's a great responsibility to take his Bhool Bhulaiyaa franchise forward. It's a hilarious script and Anees sir has taken it on another level. I'm also looking forward to working with Murad bhai." 

The actor is already working on a remake of Pati, Patni Aur Woh, the sequel to Dostana (2008) for Dharma Productions, as well as the untitled Imtiaz Ali film. 

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Krishan Kumar under the banner of T-Series and Cine 1 studios. The horror-comedy is written by Farhad Samji and Aakash Kaushik.

It is scheduled to hit the screens on 31 July 2020.