Vidya Balan Rejoins ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ Series: ‘Shortest Meeting I Had For A Film’

The makers of ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3’ recently announced an exciting collaboration between Bollywood actors Vidya Balan and Kartik Aaryan for the movie. They shared the news on social media, along with a video compilation of Kartik and Vidya’s versions of the song ‘Ami Je Tomar.’ Kartik expressed his excitement about Vidya Balan’s return to the ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ universe and promised a thrilling Diwali release.

The Original Manjulika Returns

Vidya Balan, acclaimed for her portrayal of Manjulika/Avni in the original ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa,’ is coming back. Critics acclaimed her performance in the 2007 horror-comedy, which also featured Akshay Kumar and Shiney Ahuja. Critics highly praised Vidya’s character portrayal, and the film became a box office hit. Fans and critics alike have been eagerly anticipating her return to the franchise.

Vidya Balan is set for “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3”. She mentioned, “I remember I went to meet Priyan sir (Priyadarshan). He was shooting an ad with Sunny Deol in Mumbai, so he said, ‘Can you come to the set and meet me?’ I watched the original Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu (1993) as a kid, and I loved Shobana, but I was also scared of her, and I’ve never watched the film again.

But when he offered the film to me, I said, ‘Wow, are you offering me that film?’ and I said yes instantly. There was no script or anything because I had seen the original. It was probably the shortest meeting I had for a film, and that was the shortest time I took to say yes to a movie because I loved the original.”

The Internet Reacts

There has been a surge of enthusiasm on the internet following the announcement. The connection between Kartik Aaryan, who also starred in the franchise’s second sequel, and the original Manjulika is something fans are excitedly awaiting to see on screen. Discussions and theories on the movie’s narrative and character development are rife on social media.

The Journey Begins

Filming for “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3” has already commenced, starring Vidya Balan, Kartik Aaryan, and Triptii Dimri. Vidya Balan shared behind-the-scenes footage of the movie’s opening shot on her Instagram page, revealing the cast and crew’s excitement and dedication to the project. The video showcases the high energy and passion of the team, indicating their commitment to delivering an amazing movie.

Looking Ahead

On Diwali 2024, Anees Bazmee’s “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3” will debut on massive screens. The return of Vidya Balan and the inclusion of new characters promise to provide audiences with a thrilling viewing experience.

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