Aaankhen released in 2002 was a grand heist story in the Bollywood industry. The makers did not expect much from the film but it turned out to be a huge success. The film was liked so much that now a sequel is being planned. As the first part of the film, the sequel will also star Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Singh Rajput. The talks of the movie’s sequel have doing rounds for five years now making fans upset. The wait is over! Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna and Sunil Grover are going to join Amitabh Bachchan for Aankhen 2. The movie will be helmed by Abhinay Deo of Delhi Belly fame. As per a report in Mid-day, the movie is set to go on floors from May 2021.
Aankhen 2: Amitabh Bachchan, Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna Come Together for a Grand Heist | Shooting Schedule Inside
A trade source told the paper, “The heist in Aankhen 2 is being planned on a grander scale. The temperamental Vijay Singh Rajput returns after serving his prison sentence and leads a new team of visually-impaired people, played by Sidharth, Akshaye and Sunil, as they rob a gaming establishment. Considering the story is set abroad, the unit has done recce in the UK and Bulgaria. If all goes well, the three actors will kick off the first schedule from May 20 with Bachchan joining them later.”
The source further told the paper, “Sidharth is currently shooting for Mission Majnu in Lucknow, and will begin prep from mid-April.” The paper also got in touch with Abhinay Deo but he refused to comment on the dates. He agreed on the casting though. He said, “Mr Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna and Sidharth Malhotra are part of Aankhen 2. We are in the process of finalising the fourth actor. At this point, I cannot comment on anything else as there’s no surety about the shooting schedule.”
Amitabh Bachchan will also be seen in Chehre, a courtroom drama. Read here.