According to reports, filmmaker Anees Bazmee is in talks with Sidharth Malhotra for his next directorial venture, Aankhen 2. The film is a sequel to Vipul Amrutlal Shah’ 2002 heist drama Aankhen and stars Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.
Anees Bazmee will start working on Aankhen 2 right after completing his upcoming film, Pagalpanti. Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Kumar Mangat Pathak, Pagalpanti is a multi-starrer, featuring John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Ileana D’Cruz and Kriti Kharbanda in lead roles.
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Though Aankhen 2 stars Amitabh Bachchan as the protagonist, there will be several other important roles in the movie, just like its predecessor. According to reports, the sequel will have three more leading men and an actress.
Reportedly, Jacqueline Fernandez, Paresh Rawal and Saif Ali Khan have been finalized for the same. For the third male lead, Anees has approached Sidharth Malhotra. Both of them had a few meetings lately and the actor may sign the project on the dotted line soon.
Sidharth Malhotra will next be seen in Jabariya Jodi, Marjaavaan and Sher Shah.