Anees Bazmee directed horror-comedy has emerged as the biggest Bollywood opener of 2022 and minted Rs 14.11 crore on its first day.

Director Anees Bazmee, who had previously worked with Akshay in films like ‘Welcome’ and ‘Singh Is King’ shares why the superstar did not return for the sequel.

Anees shared, “Akshay is too big for these small things. Akshay Kumar cannot be replaced, and he knows that he is not replaced in this film.

So, it is a very small thing for him to do or not do Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. But of course, if he was in our film, and if our story would have permitted that, then I am sure (he would have done it).

We share a great relationship and friendship. I had directed Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Welcome and Singh Is King with him. We share a great rapport and I would love to work with him again.”

“Our Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is made in the Bhool Bhulaiyaa universe but is a completely independent even as a sequel,” said Anees.

Akshay has a great body of work over 25 years. Akshay is doing comedy, he is dancing, he is doing action, he is doing everything, he is getting offered the kind of films he wants, he added.