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Is Vidya Balan a part of Kartik Aaryan starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2?

It's being reported that Vidya Balan is likely to reprise her role as Manjulika in the sequel.

Team OTTplay
Jan 09, 2022
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The Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani-starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is getting bigger and more exciting with every update. Apart from these two leading stars, the Anees Bazmee directorial also features Tabu in a pivotal role. As per the latest reports in Mid Day, Vidya Balan, who played the female lead in Bhool Bhulaiyaa, released in 2007, is set to reprise her role in the sequel. 

In the Priyadarshan directorial, the actor played the role of Avni Chaturvedi, who transforms into Manjulika, the ghost of a royal dancer. A trade insider told the tabloid that it's unclear if Vidya will dance to Ami Je Tomar or Mere Dholna Sun song again or appear after the climax.

Meanwhile, Anees confirmed the news and stated that Manjulika is his favourite character and she has to appear in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 if the film is Bhool Bhulaiyaa.

However, the makers of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 have denied the reports. The statement read, "The recent rumours of Vidya Balan being part of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 are untrue. The lead star cast of the film includes Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, and Tabu."

Although he is introducing a fresh story in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, the filmmaker has retained two songs and Akshay Kumar’s attire, a black kurta with a bandana on the head, accessorised with rudraksha beads, from the 2007 movie.

Earlier, during an interaction, Anees was asked about the reason behind casting Kartik in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The filmmaker stated that the ensemble is all fresh and that Kartik has been one of my favourite actors since his first film. The director revealed that he finds someone's phone number and praises them if he enjoys their work, regardless of whether or not they know him. 

Anees shared that Kartik and he would meet up at parties; other times, they would be filming in London at the same time, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2's script was one of the actor's favourites.

The film was supposed to hit theatres on July 31, 2020, but it was postponed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. The film will be released on March 25, 2022. 

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