Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji are reuniting on screen after a gap of 11 years. The duo will be reuniting for the sequel of ‘Bunty and Babli’.
‘Bunty Aur Babli’ released in 2005 and starred Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan.
The sequel will be directed by debutant director Varun Sharma, who was an assistant director on YRF's biggest blockbusters ‘Sultan’ and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. The movie will also star ully Boy fame Siddhant Chaturvedi and newcomer Sharvari Wagh.
Actress Rani Mukerji shared her excitement about the same and revealed that Abhishek Bachchan was approached to reprise the role but the actor unfortunately couldn’t do it.
“It got tremendous love and appreciation from audiences, which led to the sequel. Abhishek and I were both approached to reprise our roles as the originals in Bunty Aur Babli 2 but, unfortunately, things didn’t work out with him and we will miss him dearly. As a team, we are so happy to welcome Saif. I have lovely memories of working with him and I’m really looking forward to creating something new and exciting with him in Bunty Aur Babli 2. Hopefully, the audiences will give us the same love that they have given our earlier films,” said Rani Mukerji.
The much-anticipated sequel will see a time leap of 10 years and feature two pairs of ‘Bunty and Babli’.
Saif Ali Khan shared his excitement about joining the franchise.
“It’s a completely rebooted sequel and is set in today’s time. It is a fantastic script that hooked me instantly. It is an out-and-out entertainer for the entire family to sit and enjoy and this is what I loved and connected with. Also, it’s a new role for me, new language and milieu and that’s what I really look for in a script. I also love the dynamics between the originals and the new Bunty Babli in the film. It’s fresh, hilarious and extremely engaging. Rani and I have always had a lot of fun working with each other and I’m looking forward to our creative collaboration again,” he said.
Speaking about the new project Varun said, "Bunty Aur Babli 2 is completely set in today's time. Siddhant caught everyone's eye with his brilliant acting debut in Gully Boy and became the heartthrob of the nation. We are very excited to have him play the role of Bunty. He is a superb actor, is extremely charming and he fits the role perfectly. Sharvari is an extremely special actress to watch out for. She is a powerful performer and you have to watch her on-screen to understand what we mean. Given the film and the roles, they are definitely the perfect casting. They are a fresh, hot pair and their chemistry and energy is infectious."
Varun would also be writing the sequel and the film is all set to be produced by Aditya Chopra.