Rumours were rife about Yash Raj Films’ blockbuster project Bunty Aur Babli heading for a reboot. It has now been confirmed that the makers are eyeing the second installment in the franchise and will begin work on it soon. With the reboot reportedly in the pipeline, the upcoming film will allegedly feature a twist in the plot. As per sources, the follow-up film will be set in today’s time and will comprise an all-new cast and storyline. The Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan-starrer, which was released 14 years ago, will see Gully Boy actor Siddhant Chaturvedi, in the character of Bunty.
The actor’s claim to fame was his role as MC Sher in Zoya Akhtar’s last outing. A source also added that given the film and the role, Siddhant definitely comes across as the perfect casting for the reboot. As for the lead actress, it was earlier reported that former Miss World, Manushi Chillar will be taking Rani’s place in the film. However, there has been no confirmation yet.
Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji in Bunty Aur Babli
Given the fact that the forthcoming film will be set in today’s era, there are reasons to believe that Amitabh Bachchan will be skipped for the sequel. The film could see many casting surprises and there is a strong buzz whether the film will have one or two Bunty’s and Babli’s in it. Earlier it was reported that the makers plan to get Abhishek and Rani on board for a special appearance. However, an official confirmation from the team is yet to come. In May this year, Amitabh went down memory lane and reminisced his two popular films, Amar Akbar Anthony and Bunty Aur Babli. On the occasion of the 14th anniversary of both films, he wrote, "T 3177 - 42 years of Amar Akbar Anthony!!! and 14 years of Bunty aur Babli. AAA ran for 25 weeks in 25 theatres in Mumbai alone!!!! AND B&B … 'kajrare ..' still in our eyes,” alongside a collage of the two film posters.