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Anees Bazmee to direct Aankhen Char a sequel to 1993 blockbuster Aankhen

Titled Aankhen Char, the film produced by Pahlaj Nihalani will begin in August

Pahlaj Nihalani had been toying with the idea of making a sequel to his 1993 blockbuster Aankhen starring Govinda and Chunky Pandey for quite a while. He has signed Anees Bazmee, the writer of the original film to direct it.

The sequel will be called Aankhen Char and is set to go on the floors in August this year. Confirming the news, Nihalani said: “Anees has written Shola Aur Shabnam, Aazad, Andaaz and Andhiyan apart from Aankhen for me and it would be great to have him direct the sequel. He has a flair for comedy. Also, let’s not forget that Anees knows the pulse of the audience and ensures good box-office returns.”

This must be sweet music to Bazmee’s ear, whose sequel to No Entry is unlikely to happen this year.

Talking about the sequel, he added: “This film will be a comedy of errors and will be funnier than Aankhen.”

Aankhen, the success of which ensured David Dhawan’s rise as the master of the comedy genre, had Govinda in a double role. However, Pahlaj plans to tweak the script a bit so that both the heroes are in double roles.

In Dhawan’s version, the two heroes played rich and spoilt brothers who go on to bust a plot hatched to the chief minister of Maharashtra. Also, Pahlaj is ensuring the storyline reserves ample screen space for both of them. The cast of the sequel will be announced soon.

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