Aankhen 2, the second instalment of the 2002 heist thriller film Aankhen, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal and Sushmita Sen in significant roles, is one of the forthcoming sequels audiences have been waiting for with a lot of curiosity.

Though the project has been confirmed by the makers long ago, it has seen zero progress ever since. However, director Anees Bazmee has just confirmed that the second instalment of Aankhen will mount the shooting floor this year. He also added that the movie will have a huge star cast.

“We are starting Aankhen 2 this year and have already done a lot of work on it. We are talking to people about it. It is a huge star cast,” said the filmmaker.

As far as the casting of the film is concerned, several names have cropped up in the past few months. However, apart from Amitabh Bachchan, the makers have not openly talked about any other actor to have been finalized for the high-profile film.

Meanwhile, Anees Bazmee is presently shooting for his upcoming directorial venture Pagalpanti, starring John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz and Arshad Warsi in prominent roles.