The legendary Amitabh Bachchan has given us some iconic performances and films that have managed to stay with us still. One such film of his is the 2002 film, Aankhen, where he played a blind mastermind called Vijay Singh Rajput who successfully takes on a bank heist along with two other blind men played by Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal.
Now, he is set to come back with the sequel to the film titled Aankhen 2. Directed by Abinay Deo, the film will also star Sidharth Malhotra and Akshaye Khanna. News was that Sunil Grover has also joined the cast. According to an article in Mid-Day, the makers are intending to kick start the first schedule of the film this May.
The heist in Aankhen 2 is being planned on a grander scale. The temperamental Vijay Singh Rajput returns after serving his prison sentence and leads a new team of visually-impaired people, played by Sidharth, Akshaye and Sunil, as they rob a gaming establishment. Considering the story is set abroad, the unit has done recce in the UK and Bulgaria. If all goes well, the three actors will kick off the first schedule from May 20 with Bachchan joining them later.
The source also adds that Sidharth is currently shooting for Mission Majnu in Lucknow and will begin prep for Aankhen 2 from mid-April before starting shoot in May.
Previously in 2016, the sequel was announced with Amit Ji, Anil Kapoor and Arshad Warsi along with Regina Cassandra. But the film didn’t take off then.
When Mid-Day contacted director Abhinay Deo, he confirmed that the film and main cast including Amit Ji, Sidharth and Akshaye are confirmed, but that he cannot comment on anything else as they are not very sure of the shoot schedules.
I sure am excited to see this interesting cast come together in this sequel! What about you guys?