After good 17 years, Bollywood is planning a sequel of a super hit and extremely loved 2002 heist thriller film, Aankhen. Currently, the casting of Aankhen 2 is underway and it is being shouldered by Anees Bazmee. Anees Bazmee has directed movies like Welcome, Singh is Kinng, Ready, Mubarakan, and many others. He has been recently making comedy genre movies and this will be his first thriller film in a long time. Just like the last one, this movie too has Amitabh Bachchan as the main lead.
One of the sources revealed about the primary characters of the film and its casting:
“There are five primary roles in the film — four men and one woman. While Mr Bachchan leads the team, Paresh Rawal (another actor who was seen in the first movie) has been offered one of the roles. A-list actors have been approached for the remaining two male leads.”
Though the filmmakers are yet to short down the men of the movie, it seems they’ve almost finalized the female lead. As per DNA sources, they are looking to sign Jacqueline Fernandez for the role, as they want a good looking actress who knows power packed action, and Jacqueline has done some in Race 2 and Dishoom. According to them, she fits the bill and she too is interested in this meaty part. The source further added,
“Anees is busy with the shoot of Pagalpanti in London but before leaving, he already spoke to Jacqueline Fernandez for the role. Jackie is keen on doing the film as she will be the only heroine in the project. Plus, it’s a power-packed role and they wanted a good-looking actress who was well versed with action, too. She’s verbally agreed to be a part of it. But the complete narration will happen once the filmmaker returns to Mumbai.”
When Anees Bazmee was asked about the film’s casting, he was quoted as saying,
“We have almost finalised the whole cast of the film. Mr Bachchan has been signed officially. Once the formalities are done, the producers will announce the cast.”
Nothing officially has been announced regarding the casting yet except for Amitabh Bachchan. For the promotion of the first film, makers launched a Computer game at the IIFA Press Conference. Let’s see whether this time too, they will drop a mobile game or not.
Anees is busy shooting a multi starrer comedy film, Pagalpanti with Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela, and Saurabh Shukla in London.
Aankhen starred Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Singh Rajput, Akshay Kumar as Vishwas Prajapati, Arjun Rampal as Arjun Verma, Sushmita Sen as Neha Srivastav, Paresh Rawal as Iliyas, Bipasha Basu as Raina and Aditya Pancholi as ACP Thakur.
The IMDb synopsis of Aankhen released in 2002 reads as:
To fulfill his aim of seeking revenge against his former employer – a bank, a man plans to rob it through three blind men(who will give an illusion of normal vision while execution), as he thinks that no one will believe in such a possibility, thus totally avoiding suspicion.
Do you want to see Jacqueline Fernandez joining the team or would you like to see someone else playing the part? Tell us in the comments.