Tuesday 11 June 2013

Bhushan Kumar to produce Bhoothnath sequel

While 2008's Bhoothnath starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Juhi Chawla released over 5 years ago, producer Bhushan Kumar, fresh off the success of Aashiqui 2, now announces the sequel of the film tentatively titled Bhoothnath 2. Bhushan Kumar is all set up help Abhay Chopra, Ravi Chopra's son, resurrect the banner by producing Bhoothnath 2.

A sequel to Bhoothnath is being put together and this time, Nitesh Tiwari, the Chief Creative Officer in the ad agency Leo Burnett who co-directed Salman Khan's Chillar Party, will be directing the film.

Bhoothnath was a story of a child who befriends a ghost, then starred Amitabh Bachchan in the title role. Even this time around Amitabh Bachchan reprises his role and the cast also includes Boman Irani. Bhushan Kumar confirms, "We are very excited to produce the sequel of Bhoothnath. Amitabh and Boman will be part of the film and it will appeal to all age-groups."

Abhay adds, "My father and I always wanted to do a sequel and Nitesh came with an interesting idea. Bhushan and I fell in love with it and narrated it to Amit uncle and once we agreed, we were on."

The film will go on floors by November and release by summer next year.

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