new Delhi: The 2018 National Award winning film ‘Badshaho’ starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Nina Gupta and Gajraj Rao marks its second anniversary today. The film grossed over 100 crores at the box office and the makers are all set to announce their franchise film ‘Baddai Do’ starring Rajkumar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar.
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In this franchise film, Rajkumar plays the on-screen role of Delhi Police, the only male cop in a female police station, while Bhumi plays a school PT teacher.
The Shahid ‘actor took to his social media to announce the date from where the film would go on the floor. He wrote, “Oh date sure!” Hath milou @bhumipednekar (sanitiser laga ke), 2021 ki shuruat badhaiyon ke sath. #Badhaido @jungleepictures #harshvardhankulkarni #aakshatgild @sumadhikary “
Bhumi Pednekar also shared her excitement and wrote, “Ai @rajkummar_rao time to say #BadhaaiDo, milte hain set pe, January 2021. Bring it to @jungleepictures #arshavardhanKulkarni #AkshatGhildial @sumadhikary”
Rajkummar Rao, who will appear in a completely different avatar, said, “I am happy that things are moving fast and the wheel is moving again. Badhai Do is a special film for me. I am happy to play this very subtle character, which has layers of conflict in and around it. As far as the preparations are concerned, I have my own process of preparing a character, and this time too Bada Do has the setting of this character that makes it unique. There is a surprise for the audience, which will unfold over time. I am happy to reconnect with the audience on the special occasion of the anniversary of Badhai Ho, the film was a total delight and one of my favorite films. “
The Newton actor further added, “Badhai Ho is a very special film and the whole team together made a beautiful film, which was liked by all over the world. However the setting of our film and story is very different from the unique story of Badhai Ho and these entertaining characters will be very fun for the audience to watch. “
Bhumi Pednekar also shared her love for the script of ‘Ai Badami Do’ and said, “I have played many different roles in my films before but my character in Badami Do is really special. I loved the script since the first story because the theme is very relevant and packed in the most entertaining way. Since this is the first time I will be working with Rajkumar, I am super excited as we will start our shoot soon. Badhai Ho has been one of my favorites and it feels amazing to take this franchise forward. “
‘Badshaho’ will be starring by Harshvardhan Kulkarni and will be Rajkummar Rao’s second collaboration with Junglee Pictures after ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’. Suman Abhikari has written ‘Badaun Do’.
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