The casting search for the sequel of the 2002 burglary thriller ‘Aankhen’ is currently underway. The film will be helmed by Anees Bazmee and stars Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal role, who played the central character in the earlier film too.
A source revealed, “There are five primary roles in the film — four men and one woman. While Mr. Bachchan leads the team, Paresh Rawal (another actor who was seen in the first movie) has been offered one of the roles. A-list actors have been approached for the remaining two male leads.”
The source added, “Anees is busy with the shoot of Pagalpanti in London but before leaving, he already spoke to Jacqueline Fernandez for the role. Jackie is keen on doing the film as she will be the only heroine in the project. Plus, it’s a power-packed role and they wanted a good-looking actress who was well versed with action, too. She’s verbally agreed to be a part of it. But the complete narration will happen once the filmmaker returns to Mumbai.”
About the cast, Anees said, “We have almost finalized the whole cast of the film. Mr Bachchan has been signed officially. Once the formalities are done, the producers will announce the cast.”