Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani‘s Bhool Bhulaiya 2 is one of the most awaited films in recent times. The movie already has a strong fanbase based on the fact that the first movie in the franchise was a huge hit. Bhool Bhulaiya featured actors Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in the lead roles. The shooting for Bhool Bhulaiya 2 had to face numerous hurdles like all other films due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s lead actor, Kartik Aaryan, had even been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the shoot and rumour has it that Tabu, who also stars in the film, was uncomfortable shooting for the movie during the second wave. Now, reports have been doing the rounds that the film’s shooting has been postponed to mid-August.
However, director Anees Bazmee has rubbished all such reports. “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,” he told the Hindustan Times. The director also revealed that discussions are ongoing about where they’re going 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,” he told HT.
“Everyone is talking about the third wave, but nobody is sure what is going to happen. We have already incurred losses. 20-25 percent 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 added.
[Image Credit: Anees Bazmee]