The first depended on the Gujarati play Andhalo Pato and highlighted Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal and Paresh Rawal. While both Akshay and Arjun had dropped out of Aankhen 2, John had supplanted Akshay in the film.
Director Anees Bazmee who worked with John in Welcome Returns, restricted in the performing artist for this film too. John was to play a visually impaired man without precedent for the spin-off.
Says a source, “John and Anees were quick to cooperate for Aankhen 2, post WR, however the performer’s date journal was wrecked post his harm on the arrangements of Force 2. He needed to recover from his harm for a couple of weeks leaving the Force 2 plan in chaos. Likewise, maker Gaurang Doshi couldn’t manage the cost of John’s cost after he climbed it to `12 crore, post the accomplishment of his last film. The producers, including Anees, attempted to arrange with John to cut his cost down, yet he was unyielding. The creators are presently searching for another A-Lister for the part.”
Amitabh Bachchan remains the baddie in Aankhen 2. Another contestant to the continuation is Anil Kapoor, John’s co-star in Welcome Returns. Buzz is that Katrina Kaif was drawn closer to play one of the two courageous women in the film. Bipasha Basu and Sushmita Sen had highlighted in the original Aankhen. “CINEWS”