With the massive success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Kartik Aaryan ruled the box office in 2022. Though a section of moviegoers was sceptical considering that the first instalment featured Akshay Kumar in the lead, the film did a good business. And, now, the makers are all set to return to the big screen with the third part in 2025, and producer Bhusan Kumar has confirmed the same!
In an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla, the producer asserted, “We are definitely making Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 with Kartik Aaryan. We are right in the process of figuring out the gap that we need between part 2 and part 3. The expectations are sky high and we are now thinking about how to take the franchise forward.”
Elaborating further, Bhushan Kumar said, “At the moment, we are jamming on the script. All the stakeholders are clear – the idea of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 needs to be big and unique. Bhool Bhulaiyaa is an established franchise now, and there will be anticipation around it. Drishyam 2 was a unique idea and in the same way, we are on the lookout for a unique idea. Once we get that, we will move ahead.”
Speaking of the shooting of the third instalment, Bhushan shared, “We are targeting to release the film in 2025 and start it by the second half of 2024. We have got a good one and a half years to crack the subject.”
Well, before reuniting with Kartik on Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3, Bhushan and Kartik will be working on Aashiqui 3. Commenting on the same, Kumar added, “Aashiqui 3 goes on floors by the end of this year. Dada (Anurag Basu) will complete Metro: Inn Dino by February end and then start working again on the film script. Again, it’s going to be a very big musical.”