Anees Bazmee on Akshay Kumar not starring in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2: ‘He is too big for these small things’

Director Anis Bazmy returns with another comedy movie Bhol Bahlai 2But this time around, his comedy – starring Kartik Aryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu – is full of horror. The director’s last run was the flop, Pagalpanti (2019). In this interview, the veteran writer and director talks about why he made Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, why Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan didn’t appear in his movie, and also gives an update on the No Entry sequel which is tentatively called No Entry Mein Entry.

Anis, mostly known as family entertainer, tried horror comedy for the first time? Why Bahla Bahla’ 2? “for survival!” He says frankly, “If I don’t make films, what do I do? One needs to work today to keep doing something different.”

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is still a popular movie for moviegoers, so how difficult is it to sequel? Anis believes that because the original movie is “so great,” the story deserves a new retold. “Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a beautiful movie. When someone makes a movie based on an original, it’s because the original movie has received so much love, and has a good reputation. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is made in the Bhool Bhulaiyaa universe but is completely independent even as a sequel. Why did we name it Bhol Bhulaiyaa?” Listening to the title of the movie, people will want to watch it. When it comes to the story, (Bhool Bhulaiyaa) was a completely different story and ours is very different from that, we didn’t start the movie where Bhool Bhulaiyaa ended. We don’t even have the same characters. It’s a whole new story.”

About retaining some elements of Bhool Bhulaiyaa which made it iconic, Anees said, “Of course we brought back some things from Bhool Bhulaiyaa. I didn’t just take back Monjolika, I made the two songs – Aami Je Tomar and Teri Aankhein Bhool Bhulaiyaa. I have a ghungroo voice too and of course Pal Haveli and Raj And I wouldn’t call it a copy, these things inspired us and we wanted to adapt them into our movie in our own way. We tried, and then when you watch our movie, you’ll remember the movie but you’ll also feel like it’s a new movie.”

While Bhool Bhulaiyaa was loved for its thriller and psychological story, it was also loved for the performance of actors including Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan. So why weren’t Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan changed in Bhol Bholia 2? There were also rumors that Akshay had demanded huge fees for the film.

Bazmi says, “Akshay is too big for these little things. Akshay Kumar is irreplaceable, knowing he has not been replaced in this movie. Akshay has a huge body of work over 25 years. Akshay does comedy, dances, does work, does With everything, he is shown what kind of movies he wants.So, it’s a very small matter for him to do or not to do Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. But of course, if he was in our movie, and if our story would allow it, I’m sure (he would).We share In a great relationship and friendship. I had taken out Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Welcome and Singh Is King with him. We share a great relationship and I would like to work with him again.”

Anees also admitted that making Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was a difficult task due to the standards set by the original film and the comparison the sequel called for.

He says, “Making this movie was very difficult, and I will be very honest about it. The Bhool Bhulaiyaa movie was a huge success, so when I was asked to direct this movie, I started to get nervous. Because it was a beautiful movie, people’s expectations of our movie are much higher, and there will be Compare too. So, I was very sure of the things I wanted to keep from the movie that would definitely not be a part of our movie. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is not a psychological thriller, unlike the original.”

Anis is on a writing and directing spree. The script for the sequel No Entry is ready, in which Salman Khan will be shown. He gives an update by saying, “God willing, he will start working on this movie too! I think every movie takes its own time and this will start soon.”

While Anais has great filmography in his cat, he’s also admitted that he’s made a few mistakes, including his latest movie – Bagalpanti – with John Abraham. He says, “There have been times when I feel like I didn’t get what I deserve even after working hard. Sometimes I feel like I got what I deserve. So, I leave it up to God at the end of the day.”

“I’ve done many films in my career in which I have had a lot of respect and success, but then, a few years ago, I also did a few films, without naming them, which was not very good. It was all ‘Bajalpanti’ (laughs.) We put in a lot of hard work there, but it didn’t pay off that we thought it would. But I’m in a place where success and failure don’t affect me personally, from the inside. When you go to a party, if your photos are a hit, you get a certain kind From the warm response; flipping has a similar effect. I see everything but it doesn’t affect me,” concludes Bazmee.

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