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Bunty Aur Babli 2: Bollywood Crime Comedy Gets Modern, Nostalgic Revamp

Packing nostalgia with the freshness of today’s generation, Yash Raj Films has released the trailer of the highly anticipated Bollywood crime comedy, Bunty Aur Babli 2.

Taking the narrative forward, it will pit the con-stars (played by Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhanth Chaturvedi and Sharvari) from different generations, against each other as they show their mastery over disguises to outwit each other and pull off outlandish cons.

Rani Mukerji, reprising her role as Vimmi, explains:

“Both sets of con-couples are extremely intelligent. They are the best when it comes to wearing disguises because they are the best at conning people with this skill.

In this film, they come face to face with each other and it’s a battle to watch out for.”

Saif Ali Khan, who steps into the shoes of Rakesh (previously played by Abhishek Bachchan), says:

“Films on con jobs have historically had great disguises and that’s half the fun.

Nowadays we have prosthetics and makeup of a totally different level so people can expect really amazing get-ups and disguises from the cast and doing all that was a lot of fun.”

Cast changes have piqued audience curiosity as well as conflicting discussions on social media.

With Abhishek being replaced by Saif, Amitabh Bachchan initially starred as the cop. Now, we will be seeing Pankaj Tripathi in that role.

Paving the way for fresh talents like Sharvari, who made her acting debut with Amazon Prime Video’s web series The Forgotten Army: Azaadi Ke Liye, this film marks her first celluloid experience.

“I have been extremely fortunate to get a dream debut in Bunty Aur Babli 2. You don’t often get projects in which you play so many roles.

I was determined to perform each one of them convincingly because the audience needs to be invested in the disguise so that they enjoy the con thoroughly.

I had the best time getting into these looks/avatars like a complete shifter and just putting my best foot forward,” she conveys.

Accompanying Sharvari is Siddhant Chaturvedi, who will be seen in his second Hindi film post-Gully Boy. He expresses: “I have played so many avatars in just one film!

When you do a film like Bunty Aur Babli, you promise people that they will get to see the lead actors in disguises to pull off elaborate cons and this film will over-deliver in this regard.”

Replacing Shaad Ali Sehgal, this sequel is directed by newbie Varun V. Sharma – who worked as an Assistant Director in YRF’s biggest blockbusters Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai) and is set to release worldwide on November 19, 2021.

Watch Bunty Aur Babli 2 trailer here: 

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