Kartik Aaryan starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was released in theatres last week and scored one of the biggest openings for Bollywood movies in 2022. Directed by Anees Bazmee, the movie is the spiritual sequel of the iconic 2006 movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa. The original movie starred Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiny Ahuja and Rajpal Yadav, however, the sequel did not have any original cast apart from Yadav. Director Anees Bazmee recently spoke about Akshay Kumar’s absence from the sequel.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, director Anees Bazmee was asked why Kumar wasn’t a part of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. He said, “Akshay is too big for these small things. Akshay Kumar cannot be replaced, and he knows that he is not replaced in this film. Akshay has a great body of work over 25 years. Akshay is doing comedy, he is dancing, he is doing action, he is doing everything, he is getting offered the kind of films he wants. So, it is a very small thing for him to do or not do Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.”
Bazmee who has also worked with Kumar on films like Welcome and Singh Is King further said, “But of course, if he was in our film, and if our story would have permitted that, then I am sure (he would have done it). We share a great relationship and friendship.”
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 also stars Tabu, Kiara Advani with Rajpal Yadav and mostly received positive reviews from critics. The movie follows Aaryan’s character Ruhaan Randhawa, a fraud psychic who is brought in to deal with the return of Manjulika, a malevolent spirit hell-bent on revenge against the Thakur family. Watch the trailer of the movie here.
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