Bunty Aur Babli 2 confirmed! Siddhant Chaturvedi and debutante Sharvari to take the baton from Abhishek and Rani in the sequel
After 14 long years Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji starrer Bunty Aur Babli, is finally getting the much awaited sequel. Bunty Aur Babli 2 will see a huge time leap of 10 years and introduce an incredibly fresh pair as the talented conmen ‘Bunty aur Babli’. It’s been quite a while since the news about the casting of the second instalment of the film doing rounds. Speculations were rife that Gully Boy fame Siddhant Chaturvedi and newbie Sharvari will be starring in the sequel and well it has now been officially confirmed by the makers. The lead pair will be stepping into a similar character, like that of Abhishek and Rani’s from the original.
While the 2005-released film was helmed by Shaad Ali, the new Bunty Aur Babli 2 will be directed by Varun Sharma who has earlier worked as an assistant director for Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.
Varun Sharma, the director of the film who has also penned down the script of the film 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.”
Talking about the leading lady, Varun added, “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.”
Bunty Aur Babli was one of the biggest hits of 2005 and it was also the first film that featured father-son-duo Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan together. The film traced the story of a small-town couple – Rakesh Trivedi (Abhishek) and Vimmi Saluja (Rani) who eventually become con artists in order to fulfill their dream of becoming rich and famous. Amitabh Bachchan played the pivotal role of the police officer who has a task to nab Bunty and Babli.
Produced by Aditya Chopra, the shooting schedule of Bunty Aur Babli has begun already.