The sequel to the 2002 film Aankhen starring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal and Sushmita Sen back on track. Titled Aankhen 2, the film will be produced by RajTaru Studios, who won the court battle against Gaurang Doshi, the producer of the original heist film. Now, latest buzz has is that the film will feature Sushant Singh Rajput and Kartik Aaryan alongside Amitabh Bachchan.
According to DNA report, makers of Aankhen 2 are in talks with Sushant Singh Rajput and Kartik Aaryan regarding the film and the duo have apparently given their nod. "Talks with Sushant Singh Rajput and Kartik Aaryan are in the final stages. The rest of the names will be in place soon as well," a source told DNA.
The report also states that Amitabh Bachchan's character in the film has been reprised and he will be playing one of the pivotal roles in the film, much like its first instalment.
The sequel to Aankhen was first announced in 2006 However, due to a fallout between Shah and Doshi over the name credit, the sequel got shelved. Later, it was reported that Shah's name was dropped from the sequel as the director and Sachin Pilgaonkar has taken over him.
In 2016, it was reported that filmmaker Anees Bazmee was working on a script for the film's sequel.