After a lot of back and forth over the locations to shoot, the unit of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is all set to kickstart shooting in Mumbai by next month. Though filmmaker Anees Bazmee wanted to initially resume shooting in Lucknow to maintain continuity of the horror-comedy headlined by Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani. But now according to a report by MidDay, the filmmaker has reconsidered his decision after working out the logistics of the shoot
According to the report, the director was quoted as saying—
It’s safer to shoot in a controlled environment in Mumbai. We plan to complete the indoor portions here. So, we will construct sets in the city, replicating the interiors of the haveli that we had built in Lucknow. The producers [Murad Khetani and Bhushan Kumar] feel that our last schedule can be in Lucknow, where we can film the necessary outdoor shots.
However, building a set in Mumbai is proving to be a task for the team. Talking about it, the filmmaker who is hoping to zero in on the location shoot soon and wrap up the 15-day schedule, said—
We have been looking for plots of land, but most of these locations have already been booked for shoots. It’s not easy to get a property in October to build a set because many producers are kicking off new projects.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar the film is a standalone sequel to the 2007 film, Bhool Bhulaiya helmed by Priyadarshan. Bhool Bhulaiya 2 will also star Tabu and Anil Kapoor in pivotal roles.
Going back to the stars of the film, after wrapping up Bhool Bhulaiya 2, actor Kartik Aaryan will start shooting for Dostana 2. While Kiara Advani will be next seen in Indoo Ki Jawani alongside Aditya Seal.