A sequel of the 2007 horror comedy film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, was announced last month. While the original featured Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan, it was confirmed that Kartik Aaryan would be playing the lead role in the sequel. Recent reports had also speculated that Kabir Singh actress Kiara Advani had also been roped in for a lead role in the movie. Taking to Instagram, the actress confirmed this news by writing, “Teri Aankhein Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Excited to share with you! #BhoolBhulaiyaa2 Can’t wait to begin this journey with @kartikaaryan @aneesbazmee @cine1studios @tseries.official @muradkhetani @its_bhushankumar.” In an interview with a daily newspaper, Kiara also said she was very excited to be a part of the franchise as she was a big fan of the first film.
“Bhool Bhulaiyaa was the first horror film that I had watched. Being a huge fan of the first movie, it is super exciting to be a part of the franchise. The film is being produced by the makers of Kabir Singh, which is a special movie for me, and so, this feels like a homecoming. This is my first movie with director Anees Bazmee and Kartik, and I can’t wait to begin this journey,” she said.
The actress will be working with Kartik and director Anees Bazmee for the first time. The Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 director also confirmed the news by sharing a picture with Kiara and other team members on Instagram. He wrote, “Welcome to the #BhoolBhulaiyaa2 family, @kiaraaliaadvani. I am glad that you're a part of it.” There are also reports that Akshay Kumar may appear in a cameo in the film but nothing has been confirmed by the makers. Co-produced by Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani, the film has been written by Farhad Samji and Akash Kaushik. It is slated to release on 31st July 2020.