The Bhool Bhulaiya 2 team is currently preparing to resume the shoot which was halted in the wake of Covid-19’s second wave. However, the Anees Bazmee directorial has once again made it to the headlines as the film has now fallen prey to rumours of being postponed to mid-August. Apparently, an email has been sent out to the entire team conveying them the same.
To note, the film has been in the making for quite some time now as it previously came to a halt after COVID-19 broke in 2020.
A Hindustan Times report quoted the director rubbishing these reports, and said, “I don’t know about this at all. Our focus has been to start the shoot at the earliest, as we have also taken dates from our actors.”
The director also revealed that a lot of meetings have happened for the same and they are already in the process of discussing where to put up the set.
“Within a week we will decide from which date the shoot will begin again. Postpone nahi hui. It is very natural that all films have been affected due to this calamity. Shooting under such conditions is very difficult. We have to erect sets, it is not a real location,” said the filmmaker.
Bazmee further explained that if they start shooting in a hurry, and a few days into the shoot a lockdown happens again, they will have to suffer more losses.
“Everyone is talking about the third wave, but nobody is sure what is going to happen. We have already incurred losses. 20-25 per cent of the budget has been overshot. We have to employ extra staff for the precautions, who sanitise. Problems toh hai hi na. From a producer’s point of view, it is not easy to shoot without planning. A lot of money is at stake,” he explained.
For the uninitiated, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is a sequel to the 2007 hit comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa which saw Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles.
The sequel will also star Tabu and the film was all set to release on July 31, 2021. As of now, no release date has been announced considering the ongoing situation and it might even extend till 2022.