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Anees Bazmee reveals the reason for making ‘Aankhen 2’

Anees Bazmee is one of renowned filmmakers in the industry. He is best known for directing comedy movies like ‘No Entry’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Ready’ etc. But now the director seems to try his hands on a
India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi August 18, 2016 12:14 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Anees Bazmee is one of renowned filmmakers in the industry. He is best known for directing comedy movies like ‘No Entry’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Ready’ etc.

But now the director seems to try his hands on a different genre.

Bazmee has recently announced the sequel to the 2002 heist thriller drama ‘Aankhen’.

Interestingly, he wasn’t a part of the first instalment of the movie.

So, when quizzed about what made him make ‘Aankhen 2’, he said that it is because of megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

"I think it is a tough job to make a good film... The reason behind making the film is Mr. Bachchan. I have worked with almost all actors but I still considered myself unlucky that I didn't get a chance to work with Amitji."  said Bazmee.

“'Aankhen' was really a good film as it had a tremendous concept. So when Gaurang Doshi came to me with the film I immediately agreed,” he added.

‘Aankhen’ which was directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and featured Big B, Akshay Kumar, Sushmita Sen and Arjun Rampal.

Bazmee shared that his dream to work with the 73-year-old cine icon is full filled now.

“This time my attempt is to make a bigger and better sequel." added the “Welcome” helmer.

Asked about the genre of the film, he said: “'Aankhen 2' will be a thriller, but with a good amount of humour."

Actors Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi and Ileana D'Cruz have joined Arjun Rampal and Amitabh in "Aankhen 2".