After replacing Akshay Kumar in films like ‘Welcome Back’ and ‘Hera Pheri 3’, John Abraham will be seen in yet another franchise that was made popular by Akshay.
John will be playing a blind character in the film that will be directed by Anees Bazmee – who himself replaces Vipul Amrutlal Shah (director of the first film) for the sequel.
A source close to the film says “Aankhen 2 will start from where Part one left off. Amitabh Bachchan getting released from jail and recruiting three new blind men, one of whom is John Abraham”
Anil Kapoor also has an important role to play, he will be the only male character that won’t be blind.
Anees confirms the development “Yes, we’ve specially written in a new character for Anil to play. While John and two other heroes would play blind, Anil’s won’t play a blind character. He has the energy level of a 24-year old. I had to have him in Aankhen 2,”
Two new heroines will be signed for ‘Aankhen 2’ as Sushmita Sen and Bipasha Basu, who played important characters in the first film, won’t be a part of the sequel.
Produced by Gaurang Doshi, Aankhen 2 will go on floors in May 2015. The film is expected to release in 2016.