ourteen years after the release of Amitabh Bachchan’s thriller ‘Ankhein a sequel will be launched with a ‘mahurat’. The 74-year old actor wrote on his Blog, “this for the mahurat tomorrow for ‘ANKHEIN 2’ the launch of the new film beginning where the first one ended ..” accompanied with pictures of the preparation from the set.
Big B will reportedly continue as a baddie in the sequel produced by Gaurang Doshi.
The 2002 thriller, directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, starred Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Sushmita Sen and Paresh Rawal along with Big B in the leads. ‘Ankhein’ was an adaptation of Shah’s own Gujarati play ‘Andhalo Pato.’
‘Ankhein 2,’ to be directed by Anees Bazmee, will have John Abrahan as a blind man and the film will take off from where the original ended. Aankhen had its worldwide premiere in Malaysia at the 3rd IIFA Awards ceremony on 5 April 2002.
Upon release Aankhen received acclaim from critics and cinema-goers alike, for its unusual storyline, well executed direction and acting, with Bachchan and Akshay Kumar drawing maximum accolades for their performances. The film performed well at the box office. – CINEWS