Reports were doing the rounds recently that superstar Sunny Deol has been roped in to play the lead antagonist in filmmaker Anees Bazmee’s much-talked-about movie Aankhen 2, a sequel to the superhit heist drama Aankhen (2002), starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal and Paresh Rawal in principal cast. However, the director has denied the news.
“So far, we have only finalised (Amitabh) Bachchan Sahab. Like every filmmaker-fan, I have wanted to work with him for the longest time. I have waited long for him to say ‘yes’ to my offer. When he agreed to do Aankhen 2, I was over the moon. So far, it’s only Bachchan Sahab in Aankhen 2,” said Anees Bazmee.
The director went on to add, “After Bachchan Sahab, we have approached several actors. I have known Sunny Deol for many years and I have gone to him with a very powerful role in Aankhen 2, but he has not accepted the offer yet.”
Sunny Deol has never played a villain in his storied career. If he agrees to do Aankhen 2, it will be a completely different experience for the audience to see the star in a never-seen-before avatar.
Aankhen 2 is expected to roll by the year-end.