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‘Badhaai Do’ The Sequel To ‘Badhaai Ho’ Will Feature Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar

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It’s official. Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar will feature in the sequel of the 2018 hit comedy-drama Badhaai Ho. Helmed by Hunterrr fame director Harshavardhan Kulkarni, the film will be bankrolled by Amrita Pandey’s Junglee Pictures.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the film revolves around an unlikely relationship between a Delhi cop and a school PT teacher essayed by the two lead characters. It is about the goof-ups that follow when they meet.

Badhaai Ho dealt with the struggles a 25-year-old faces when he finds out his 40-year-old mother is pregnant. Helmed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma it stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra in lead roles with Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, and Surekha Sikri in important roles. It opened to great reviews from critics and audiences and bagged two National awards, ‘Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment’ and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for Surekha Sikri in 2018. It also won four Filmfare awards.

“For me, the script is one of the best that I have ever come across and I immediately wanted to do the film. My character again is strong, independent and author-backed and it gives me a lot of scope to bring a very different and cool character to life. This time too, the film will say something extremely relevant and relatable but in the most hilarious manner. The film has its heart rooted in family values,” said Bhumi to Mumbai Mirror.

Rajkummar who has associated with Junglee earlier for Bareilly Ki Barfi said, ” I look for layered characters in all scripts and this one is a perfect match. My character is surrounded by strong women at home and at work and that adds immense depth to his personality.”

“Just like the delightful Badhaai Ho, the milieu of this film remains the same but with a fresh set of characters and a completely new zanier situation,” said director Harshavardhan.

Badhaai Do has been penned by Akshat Ghildial (who had also written the first installment along with Shantanu Srivastava and Jyoti Kapoor) and Suman Adhikary. The team will commence with shoot in June 2020 and have planned for an early 2021 release.
Meanwhile, SpotboyE.com has reported that the makers wanted new talents for the franchise and hence did not rope in Ayushmann Khurrana once again. “The makers had thought about the idea of going thematic and franchised based on Badhaai Ho, two years back. They always wanted fresh characters in their films, which also meant new actors playing them. This is one of the primary reasons why Ayushmann was not considered. To add on, he just played a gay character in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, so the producers would have definitely wanted to avoid repetition,” read the report.
Badhaai Ho is streaming on Hotstar.
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