Toplined by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal and Sushmita Sen, Aankhen was one of the most successful films of the year 2002 and draws a huge chunk of audiences on its television premieres even today.
After years of speculations, a sequel to the movie was announced in 2016. But before the project could hit the shooting floor, it found itself in troubled waters which led to it being shelved indefinitely.
However, the latest we hear that the sequel to the blockbuster film is indeed happening, albeit with a slightly fresh team. While the original movie was helmed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, its sequel will be directed by Anees Bazmee. Bazmee, who will be teaming up with Amitabh Bachchan for the first time, reveals that he has stumbled upon an interesting idea for the sequel.
“I’ve cracked a really interesting idea for the Aankhen sequel. This is the first time that I’m working with (Amitabh) Bachchan saab. Like millions of Indians, I am his fan. And like every filmmaker in the country, I too wanted to work with him. This is my chance. I want to make sure Aankhen 2 justifies his presence,” said Bazmee.
We hope the makers start rolling the camera soon.