Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar have been roped in for the sequel to 2018 hit film Badhaai Ho.
The new film will be called Badhaai Do and will be based on the concept of unlikely relationships. Junglee Pictures announce the sequel of the film.
Badhaai Ho sequel Badhaai Do
As per a report in The Times of India, Bhumi essays the role of a PT teacher while Rajkummar plays a solo male cop in a women’s police station.
IT’S OFFICIAL… #RajkummarRao and #BhumiPednekar in #BadhaaiDo… Will take the franchise #BadhaaiHo forward… Directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni… Produced by Junglee Pictures… Starts June 2020… 2021 release. pic.twitter.com/6qFC6qKC8f
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Rajkummar Rao, who will be playing the role of a Delhi police officer in the movie, said, “I have played a cop before but never with this perspective. I look for layered characters 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. Harshavardhan and Bhumi are both dear friends and extremely talented artists. Junglee Pictures’ Bareilly Ki Barfi was a fabulous experience for me. So, Badhaai Do is a reunion in many ways.”
Talking about the film, Bhumi Pednekar told, “Badhaai Ho is one of my favourite films in recent times, and it is really exciting to take this franchise forward. For me, the script is one of the best that I have ever come across, and I immediately wanted to do this 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 a hilarious manner. I’m also excited to share screen space with Raj for the first time.”
Directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni, the film will go on floors in June and is slated to release in 2021.