Vidya Balan-Akshay Kumar's 'Bhool Bhulaiya' To Get A Sequel, But We Aren't Excited

Neither Priyadarshan nor the original cast is going to return.

The season of sequels, prequels, reboots and remakes has lasted longer in Bollywood now, than the Long Night could in Game of Thrones. We never really wanted the Judwaa 2 and Coolie No.1 remakes that we keep getting. And our woes don’t seem to be ending anytime soon.

The Vidya Balan and Akshay Kumar-starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa is about to get a sequel, if reports are to be believed. The 2007 psychological thriller was not only a well-made remake of the 1993 Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu, it is also the funniest film Kumar has been in after and since Hera Pheri.

But of course, there’s a catch.

Priyadarshan, who directed the 2007 film will not be returning for the sequel neither will the original cast. Instead Farhad Samji – who has directed films like Housefull 3 and 4, is about to direct the Coolie No 1 remake, and written ones like Chennai Express and Judwaa 2 – is going to be writing and directing the sequel. Yikes!

Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of T-Series, who produced the Vidya Balan starrer has greenlit the sequel. According to a Mumbai Mirror report, a source revealed, “Bhushan wanted to make a part 2 of Bhool Bhulaiyaa for a while now and has cracked an idea with Farhad Samji, who will be writing and directing the film. It is in the development stage and will feature a fresh cast. Once the final script is locked, the team will kick off casting and other pre-production formalities.”

It’s not like we are entirely opposed to the idea of Bhool Bhulaiyaa getting a sequel. But there could’ve been a better way perhaps.