Gaurang Doshi will be directing ‘Aankhen 2’ after the original film of 2002 did well with the audiences. Although the star cast for the film had been announced at the trailer launch, there was controversy when Ileana D’Cruz denied being involved. Doshi, however, has said two more names will be announced soon.
Talking to TOI, Doshi said, “Amitji ke bina sequel banana mumkin hi nahin tha. Through my tough times, he stood by me like a rock. The new ensemble cast will lend some freshness to the film. We have Anil (in a negative role), Vidyut Jammwal and Arshad Warsi joining the cast. Vidyut, Arjun and Arshad are the three blind men in the film. There are two more big names too, which I shall reveal soon.”
Talking about locations, Doshi adds, “We will start the shoot in February in Mumbai, followed by a month-long schedule in Johannesburg and finally London. The film will be shot in real locations. The boutique casino hotel in Johannesburg took our breath away. Director Anees Bazmee loved it so much that he wanted to shoot the entire film there (smiles). Anil Kapoor plays a wealthy casino owner, so it fit the bill.”
On coming back to films after more than 10 years, Doshi concludes, “I may be making a film after over a decade, but filmmaking is in my genes. Three generations of my family have been making films and I missed doing that. I took a break because I didn’t want to make films for the heck of it.”
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