Ankhen 2, a sequel of the hit Bollywood thriller Aankhen is in the making. Yes, 16 years after, director Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s Aankhen that starred Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal and Sushmita Sen, is a talk of the town.
Reportedly, Anees Bazmee will be directing the sequel with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the lead. The sequel will also star Hollywood star, Jackie Chan.
A spokesperson Quoted from the production house saying, “Amit ji liked the script and has given his nod to the project. Anees has begun prep and will start shooting in 2019.
The team is targeting an early 2020 release.” The report also states Sushant Singh Rajput, who was last seen in Raabta is considered for the other lead part along with actor Vicky Kaushal. “And since the story revolves around a casino this time owned by a Chinese, the makers are considering Jackie Chan for the part,” adds the source.
Earlier in 2016, while announcing the film, Bazmee had said, “The biggest motivation to do this film is Amitabh Bachchan who I haven’t directed in my life yet. So it was my dream. Then there is Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi and Arjun Rampal. It is a big film with a lot of stars.”
Released in 2002, the story of Aankhen starring Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Arjun Rampal and Sushmita revolved around three visually impaired men who were asked to rob the bank by Amitabh Bachchan. The heist thriller directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah was an adaptation of Gujarati play Andhalo Pato.>