The sequel to the 2002 bank heist movie Aankhen, which was directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, has been in the works for quite some time now. According to recent reports, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kartik Aryan have been finalized to play prominent characters opposite Amitabh Bachchan in the sequel.
Gaurang Doshi, who produced the 2002 movie which featured Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Arjun Rampal and Sushmita Sen, had announced a sequel to Aankhen in 2016.
Amitabh Bachchan was supposed to reprise his role as the antagonist, along with Anil Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Arshad Warsi and Regina Cassandra.
But the sequel got delayed due to a legal battle between Vipul Shah and Gaurang Doshi.
But now it’s being reported that Aankhen 2 will be produced by RajTaru Studios and No Entry director Anees Bazmee has been brought in to direct the film.
Amitabh Bachchan, Sushant Singh Rajput, and Kartik Aryan have been finalized for the sequel. Aryan, who made a name for himself after his performance in Pyar Ka Punchnama, seems to be riding high on the box-office success of his latest release Sonu ke Titu Ki Sweety, while Sushant is busy with the Hindi remake of The Fault in Our Stars and Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath.
A release date for Aankhen 2 hasn’t been announced yet.