As we all know that the COVID-19 lockdown had brought the film industry to a standstill last year. However now, with the government giving going easy on COVID-19 restrictions, filmmakers and actors of Bollywood have resumed shooting.
According to reports, director Anees Bazmee was busy shooting for his upcoming horror-comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 when the lockdown was announced. Now, the filmmaker has restarted the shooting of his film amid the pandemic.
Speaking about the Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 shooting, Anees told HT, "It has been a long period due to COVID-19. We're working after all these months, no work has happened. It's a big industry, a lot of people are involved. We entertain, COVID-19 ho ya kuchh bhi ho. People who've been sad for all this while, films are the best way to bring them out of it."
The filmmaker revealed that he was greeted by a totally different scenario when he returned to work, with so many restrictions were in place. Anees said that while everyone is happy to return back to work, they are also a little scared and cautious.
"Everybody is happy that work has finally started, but they're a little scared and cautious also. We're shooting with a lot of precautions and guidelines... it's a new normal, but not very normal for us. Some difficulties are there as a director, but you've to work. People will be there, you've to maintain social distancing. It's a new experience," Bazmee told the tabloid.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language comedy horror film directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Bhushan Kumar. It is a standalone sequel to Priyadarshan's 2007 cult and highly successful film Bhool Bhulaiyaa that featured Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, and Amisha Patel.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 stars Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu in leading roles. Principal photography began on 9 October 2019 in Mumbai before the filming was stopped at Lucknow in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is scheduled for release on 19 November 2021.