The sequel of Shaadi Ali’s popular 2015 crime comedy film Bunty Aur Babli has finally gone on the floors with R Madhavan playing one of the lead roles, according to the latest reports. R Madhavan has reportedly been roped in by the makers after Saif Ali Khan opted out of the project a few weeks ago. A source quoted by an entertainment portal said, “After Saif informed the makers that he wanted to step out of Bunty Aur Babli 2.0, they were on the lookout for a suitable actor, and Madhavan fit the bill perfectly. He loved the script and came on board immediately. The film went on floors last week.”
Bunty Aur Babli was directed by Shaad Ali and had Abhishek Bachchan playing Bunty and Rani Mukherjee playing Babli, with Amitabh Bachchan in a supporting role as a police officer. The film, which earned INR 632 million at the box office, revolved around a couple who con people to steal money
Bunty Aur Babli 2.0 is being directed by Varun V Sharma, who has previously worked as a dialogue and screenplay writer in Salman Khan’s Bharat, and also served as an assistant director on Salman Khan’s Sultan and Ranveer Singh‘s Kill Dil. Apart from Madhavan, the lead cast of the sequel also includes Siddhant Chaturvedi, of Gully Boy fame, and newcomer Sharvari Wagh.
Meanwhile, Madhavan is playing the role of a famous blind musician, Anthony, in his upcoming thriller film Nishabdham, co-starring Anushka Shetty as a mute painter. Directed by Hemant Madhukar, the film will be released in multiple languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malyalam, Hindi and English. It’s first look was unveiled by the makers on 7th October 2019. Madhavan is also set to appear in biographical drama film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, which is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, an aerospace engineer and scientist working for the Indian Space Research Organisation, who was accused of espionage.