Confirmed! Amitabh Bachchan and Anees Bazmee come on board for Aankhen 2

Anees Bazmee to kick-start Aankhen 2 in the second-half of 2019 with Amitabh Bachchan on board

Amitabh Bachchan and Anees Bazmee Confirmed! Amitabh Bachchan and Anees Bazmee come on board for Aankhen 2 Source : Press

Indian cinema weaves a thriller that encompasses a balanced blend of suspense, mystery and action. After a lot of speculations, Amitabh Bachchan's heist thriller is all set to return with a sequel. The film, which was in a legal soup for quite a period of time has finally unclogged all its legal troubles to kick-start the work on the sequel.

Commenting about Aankhen 2, Anees Bazmee said to a leading daily, "As you know, Aankhen 2 was to be produced by Gaurang Doshi, who had produced the original Aankhen film in 2002. I knew Rajtaru Studios (co-partners Raj Rajtaru and Tarun Aggarwal) were co-producers. I kept asking Gaurang to get a NOC from Rajtaru. He insisted that I shouldn't worry. ‘If I am investing money, surely I've got the basic rights in place,' Gaurang told me. I went ahead with his conviction. We even had a muhurat ceremony that was attended by Bachchan saab."

Aankhen 2 had to face oppositions from Rajtaru Studios for entitling the production responsibilities to Doshi. Anees said, "Sadly Gaurang is no longer a part of Aankhen 2. It is being co-produced jointly by Rajtaru and Eros International."

Anees plans to make Aankhen 2 by next year. About the same, he said, "I've cracked a really interesting idea for the Aankhen sequel. This is the first time that I'm working with Bachchan saab. I am his fan. And like every filmmaker, I too wanted to work with him. I want to make sure Aankhen 2 justifies his presence."