The sequel of Akshay Kumar-Vidya Balan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa is making a lot of noise ever since the news of it broke out. While it is being said that Kartik Aaryan may step into Akki’s shoe to play the titular role, the latest are the speculation that say Welcome (2007) director Anees Bazmee may be directing the project.

A latest report by Mumbai Mirror suggests the same as, “After slapstick, family and youth-centric comedies, Anees wanted to explore the space of a horror-comedy and will spend the next few months developing the screenplay,” a source informs. Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Again and Amar Kaushik’s Stree gave a boost to the horror-comedy genre. It was Bhushan’s idea to get into this space with Bhool Bhulaiyaa and spin it into a franchise,” a source close to the development reveals.

Moreover, the project is being said to roll out by this year-end!

Meanwhile, Kartik Aaryan is currently shooting for Pati Patni Aur Woh, alongside Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday. He recently wrapped Imtiaz Ali’s love drama, tentatively titled as #Aaj Kal, opposite Sara Ali Khan.

The Punchnama boy has Karan Johar’s Dostana 2 opposite Janhvi Kapoor in the pipeline. His last movie Luka Chuppi did well for itself at the box office. Indeed, a choc-o-bloc schedule for Kartik Aaryan and the demand seems to be higher than ever!

Bhool Bhulaiyaa sequel is backed by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series. The original, directed by Priyadarshan, was inspired by Rajinikanth’s 2005 Tamil film, Chandramukhi, which in turn was a remake of the 1993 Malayalam film, Manichitrathazhu.

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