Bhool Bhulaiyaa created a cult status for horror comedies after it was released in 2007. Now fresh report suggests that the sequel is in pipeline and the casting process is underway. The makers are curating an amazing ensemble cast that includes the best of the present generation actors.
According to an entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao have been shortlisted for the lead role. All of these actors are already riding high on their last successful ventures and can add immense value to Akshay's character in the movie. In fact, it is a tough call for the makers right now since each of the three has their own strengths
A source close to the development was quoted as saying, "The script of the film is almost done and wasting no time, the makers have begun the casting process. Till now, the options for the male lead have been brought down to just three names. Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao are the three names that have been shortlisted. There will be more follow-ups, screen tests, look tests and the likes after which either one of the three will be cast in the lead role of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2."
The film will be written and directed by Farhad Samji, who is currently busy with Akshay Kumar's Housefull 4.
If an early report by Pinkvilla stated Kartik Aaryan has also shown his interest in the sequel of the Akshay starrer. The actor according to the portal met up with the makers and liked the idea.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa starred Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Ameesha Patel, Paresh Rawal, Asrani, Vikram Gokhale, Manoj Joshi, and Jimit Trivedi in pivotal roles. Directed by Priyadarshan, the film released on October 12, 2007.