The 2007 superhit movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa is set to have a sequel. Back in 2019, it was reported that director Anees Bazmee has taken up the responsibility to take the franchise ahead with Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The film stars Karthik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu in key roles. While Karthik and Kiara will play the lead roles, Tabu will play the role of a character possessed by a ghost.
The shoot of the movie kicked off in early 2020 but the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown halted the entire direction. After a gap of one year, the team reunited in March 2021 in Manali to resume the shoot for at least considerable portion of the horror comedy. However, soon the male lead actor Karthik contracted coronavirus. The shooting was shut to ensure the safety amid the second wave.
In the past few weeks, the situation is getting better with less fresh cases and more relaxation of restrictions in Mumbai city. It has been learnt that producers of multiple films have got together to devise a new safe schedule in order to avoid crowd and practise the safety norms. One of them is Anees Bazmee along with his producers Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani. The filmmaker is planning to restore the shooting of last few segments remaining as soon as possible.
The director spoke to media and said, “Now that we have got permission to shoot, we will sit down and chalk out a schedule this week. The parts remaining will be wrapped up in one schedule in Mumbai. We might travel to Lucknow for a brief period for continuity purposes. The film is almost ready…the remaining parts will be shot in one go.”
According to reports, the makers are recreating two songs from the 2007 film which includes the title track and a romantic number for the sequel. The movie might be scheduled to hit the theatres by November 2021.