Ever since Aankhen 2, sequel to hit and extremely loved 2002 heist thriller film Aankhen has been announced after 17 years, the excitement among the fans is visible. Currently, the casting of the movie 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.
Currently, Bazmee is busy shooting Paagalpanti with John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz and others. After wrapping that one up, he would start filming Aankhen 2. Up until now, Paresh Rawal, Saif Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Jacqueline Fernandez have been roped in and the team is looking to cast one of the younger actors. A source informed Pinkvilla,
“It needs three other male actors and a female star. Jacqueline Fernandez, Paresh Rawal and Saif Ali Khan have almost been locked for them. There’s another character for which the filmmaker needs a Gen-Y star to step in. The film will have a similar narrative like its predecessor which will keep the viewers on tenterhooks.”
For the role that for which an actor is yet to be cast, Anees is reportedly in talks with the Aiyaari actor, Siddharth Malhotra. The source added,
“Sid and Bazmee have had a few meetings and they both wanted to collaborate on a film together. Although there’s another comedy that Anees wants Sid to do for him, that’s a solo-hero project. But right now, he wants the actor to take up Aankhen 2. It’s an important character and Sid has also shown interest. Once he returns after completing his Shershaah schedule, he will sit for a narration and take a final call on the same.”
Currently, Sid is busy with two of his ongoing projects, Jabariya Jodi with Parineeti Chopra and Marjaavaan with Tara Sutaria, both of which are lined up to release this year. As per reports, he will begin shooting for Aankhen 2 by the end of this year.
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.
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