In an amazing casting coup, Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji, the much-loved on-screen jodi will reunite in the completely revamped Bunty Aur Babli 2 from Yash Raj Films. In this comedy, Saif portrays Rakesh alias Bunty, and he put on few pounds to play a railway ticket collector in the small town of Fursatgunj.
Bunty, played by Saif, is no longer a conman and has settled down with Babli, nicknamed Vimmy, played by Rani. Rakesh is bored to death, despite his love for his wife and deep admiration for his family. His fitness has been damaged by the slow pace of living in a rural community. He yearns for the adrenaline rush he experienced when pulling off tremendous heists across India. He’s caught in a rut.
Saif says, “Not a day goes by without Rakesh missing the thrill he felt when he was the legendary conman Bunty. Though he has kept his identity a secret and enjoys his marriage with Vimmy, he misses the action, misses strategizing for cons that became the talk of the nation. Suppressing who he truly is and wants to be, impacts his health.”
He adds, “I had to put on several kilos and then lose it quickly because of my packed shooting schedule. Now, when I look back, I’m glad I went through the process because Rakesh aka the OG Bunty looks believable in the film. He is a family man, who has quit conning people. He has settled down. He is endearing, his struggles are real. He was a legend and now he is a nobody. He craves to be known and that’s what makes him disappointed about how his life has shaped up. He wants to feel important.”
Bunty Aur Babli 2 is a pure family film starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Sharvari, a debutant. On November 19, 2021, it will be released worldwide. Bunty Aur Babli 2 will also showcase an absolutely fresh duo of Siddhant and Sharvari as the new skilled conmen Bunty Aur Babli, directed by Varun V. Sharma. On Monday, October 25th, the trailer for Bunty aur Babli 2 will be released.