In the popular 2007 horror comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Akshay Kumar portrayed the role of a psychiatrist named Aditya Srivastava. Shiney Ahuja portrayed his friend, while Vidya Balan played a character with a split personality, earning critical acclaim for her portrayal of Manjulika/Avni. The film also featured Amisha Patel, Paresh Rawal, Manoj Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, and the late Vikram Gokhale in pivotal roles.
Kartik Aaryan led the cast in the film’s second part, directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which also starred Tabu, Kiara Advani, and Rajpal Yadav, was released in 2022 and emerged as a box-office hit.
Vidya Balan and Kartik Aaryan to Star in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3
The makers of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 announced the film’s cast, featuring Vidya Balan and Kartik Aaryan. Speaking about Vidya Balan, Anees recalled her swift agreement to a three-day role in his film Thank You. He expressed gratitude for her immediate consent and remembered her gracious gesture, which laid the foundation for their professional relationship. Anees attributed his current project to their initial collaboration and praised Vidya’s professionalism. They revealed the project on social media by posting a compilation video of Kartik and Vidya’s versions of Ami Je Tomar. Kartik Aaryan welcomed Vidya Balan onboard, expressing his excitement for OG Manjulika’s return to the world of Bhool Bhulaiyaa.
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The film, set for release this Diwali, will be backed by Bhushan Kumar.
The Internet’s reaction was overwhelming, with users expressing their excitement for the collaboration. Comments poured in, highlighting the anticipation for the duo’s performance and calling it a crossover awaited by many. Fans eagerly await the on-screen chemistry between Rooh Baba and Manjulika, anticipating a massive hit with this pairing.
Anees Bazmee on Akshay Kumar’s Role in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3
Filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who is set to direct the third installment of Bhool Bhulaiyaa, clarified Akshay Kumar’s role in the project. Anees confirmed that Akshay will not be a part of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3, expressing his desire to collaborate with him in the future. He mentioned that although he’s eager to work with Akshay, he hasn’t yet found the right script for them to collaborate on.
Anees revealed that the shoot for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 is scheduled to commence on March 10, although the exact date hasn’t been finalized yet.
Bhushan Kumar on Expanding the Bhool Bhulaiyaa Franchise
Producer Bhushan Kumar expressed his excitement about expanding the Bhool Bhulaiyaa franchise. He stated, as quoted by news agency ANI,
“The Bhool Bhulaiyaa franchise holds a special place in our hearts, and I’m very happy to be taking it forward with a creative mind like Anees and an incredible talent like Kartik. Together, we are set to deliver a cinematic experience that will both honour the legacy of the franchise and bring double the laughter and thrill for the audience.”