Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji-starrer 'Bunty Aur Babli' emerged as one of the top blockbusters when it released in 2005. Now that the makers have announced a sequel to the film, fans were expecting the original Bunty and Babli to at least make an appearance in the film. Reports say the senior con-artistes will have an appearance in the movie -- but with a slight change.
Saif Ali Khan will step into the shoes of Abhishek Bachchan, reuniting with Rani Mukerji after more than a decade.
Yash Raj Films has planned for Saif and Rani to play the original Bunty and Babli in the fully rebooted sequel. Saif and Rani were last seen in 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic', which was a Box Office dud. But their first film together -- Kunal Kohli directorial 'Hum Tum' -- earned positive reviews from the critics and audience alike.
Saif Ali Khan is elated to be a part of the franchise.“Bunty Aur Babli 2 is a completely rebooted sequel and is set in today’s time. It is a fantastic script that hooked me on instantly. It is an out-and-out entertainer for the entire family to sit and enjoy and this is what I loved and connected with. Also, it’s a new role for me, new language and milieu and that’s what I really look for in a script," he said.
"I also love the dynamics between the originals and the new Bunty Babli in the film. It’s fresh, hilarious and extremely engaging. Rani and I have always had a lot of fun working with each other and I’m looking forward to our creative collaboration again. It’s also equally amazing to be back home at YRF again.”
Rani said, “I am excited to be working with Saif again and I’m looking forward to working with him in Bunty Aur Babli 2. The original Bunty Aur Babli got tremendous love and appreciation from audiences and it is their love that has made YRF decide to make the sequel. Abhishek and I were both approached by YRF to reprise our roles as the originals in Bunty Aur Babli 2 but, unfortunately, things didn’t work out with him and we will miss him dearly.
"As a team, we are so happy to welcome Saif. I have lovely memories of working with him and I’m really looking forward to creating something new and exciting with him in Bunty Aur Babli 2. Hopefully, audiences will give us the same love that they have given our earlier films.”
The much-anticipated sequel will see a time leap of ten years. The younger Bunty and Babli will be played by Siddhant Chaturvedi (of Gully Boy fame) and a new actress, Sharvari.
On Wednesday, Siddhant Chaturvedi announced that he would be seen in the sequel. He said, “बंटी और बबली ! Iss Naam mein kuch toh baat hai! है ना? @sharvari @varun.v.sharma @yrf @buntyaurbabli2”
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