Aankhen sequel won’t have Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal

The second instalment of the thriller film has been on the cards for long

Twelve years after Vipul Shah‘s directorial debut Aankhen, about a bunch of blind men undertaking a daredevilish bank heist, the film’s producer Gaurang Doshi is all set to roll the sequel. The producer and the director had a fall-out during the making of the film. They parted acrimoniously and the sequel remained uncertain for all these years. Until now.

Interestingly, Aankhen 2 will be directed by Anees Bazmee who had a fall-out with Vipul Shah during the making of Singh Is Kinng. Confirming this Anees says, “Yes, Gaurang and I have met over Aankhen 2. I am now in Ahmedabad for a function. As soon as I return to Mumbai we’ll finalise the details.”

Says Gaurang, “Twelve years seems like a long time to sit on a sequel. But what to do? So much has happened since then. Aankhen 2 will have a completely new cast.” The original film was top-lined by Amitabh Bachchan , Akshay Kumar, Sushmita Sen, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal and Bipasha Basu. “Aankhen 2 will have a completely new cast. But I can assure you, the actors would be as exciting this time as they were in Aankhen. God willing we’ll make a stupendous success. Anees is the king of successful sequels,” adds Gaurang.