Reports of Kartik Aaryan returning for the third installment of the Bhool Bhulaiyaa franchise have been making waves since this afternoon. The beloved franchise, which began in 2007 with Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, and Shiney Ahuja in the lead roles, saw Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, and Tabu taking the reins for the second part. The film, released in 2022, performed well at the box office and set records. Following the success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, the makers announced the third installment. However, netizens seem to be dissatisfied with the latest update.
T-series took to Instagram to share an update about Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3. They posted a candid photo of producer Bhushan Kumar with actor Kartik Aaryan and director Anees Bazmee, announcing that the third installment of the horror-comedy franchise will begin filming in March. The trio is seen sitting on a sofa, engaging in a candid conversation.
After the news of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 going on floors went viral, netizens expressed their disappointment and trolled the makers. Many social media users demanded the return of Akshay Kumar as the lead actor, while others expressed their desire to see Ameesha Patel in the film as well.
Comments flooded the post, with one user writing, “Don’t cast this newbie, bring back Akshay Kumar, please.” Another demanded, “We want Akshay.” A third user commented, “It’s good that you’re making it again, the first one was a disaster,” while another said, “Make it with the star cast of the first film, otherwise don’t make it at all.” Yet another netizen insisted, “Bring Akshay Kumar.”
One user suggested, “The movie will be a blockbuster if Akshay sir and Kartik sir are paired together.”This is not the first time netizens have expressed their desire to see Akshay Kumar in the Bhool Bhulaiyaa franchise. During the release of the second part, there were calls to boycott the film after learning that Khiladi Kumar was not part of the cast, not even in a cameo role. Earlier reports hinted at Sara Ali Khan potentially joining Kartik Aaryan in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3, but there has been no official confirmation regarding her involvement.