Anees Bazmee’s Aankhein 2 has been under the pre production work from the last 3 years. The film has gone through numerous changes in its casting. The initial plan was to cast Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and others, it was later said that Saif Ali Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez have been roped in for the same. Then the film was again taken to Amitabh and Kartik Aaryan. But none of the associations was working out for the crew.
Now, it is declared that Anees has taken the film to another Gen-Y actor now.
Bazmees has now approached Siddharth Malhotra to come on board for the film. Big B has already given his confirmation. Taking it ahead from the previous movie, the second part will be an original script but will have the same essence and adventure and thrill elements of the original Sidharth will essay the character of a blind man here whereas it needs to be seen if Amitabh plays the main villain or a protagonist this time.
The film, despite being in the work for years, has now kick-started because of the legal cases it got embroiled in.
The sources suggest, “Anees is also producing the film. He and the other producers are tired of Gourang Doshi and his issues. Now, they are planning to pay Gaurang a certain sum and get done with his involvement. It’s Gaurang’s presence that has caused all the legal troubles to come their way so now they want to go ahead without them.”
What we need to see now is if this gets resolved and Malhotra comes on board.
On the other hand, Sid has made two announcements in a matter of some weeks- Mission Manju and Thank God.