‘Badhaai Do’: Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar to bring back the ‘Badhaai Ho’ fun
‘Badhaai Ho’ was one of the biggest hits of 2018 and it had bagged the National Award as well. Now, Junglee Pictures is set to bring the second part of the franchise with the title, ‘Badhaai Do’.
‘Badhaai Do’ will be a family comedy that revolves around an unlikely relationship and it is said to be double the fun and emotions. The movie will be helmed by the director of Hunterrr (2015) Harshavardhan Kulkarni. Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar are taken on board for the movie.
Rajkummar will play the character of a Delhi cop who is the only male police officer in a Mahila thana, while Bhumi plays the role of a school PT teacher.
Talking about her role, Bhumi says, “’Badhaai Ho’ is one of my favourite films in recent times, and it is really exciting to take this franchise forward. For me, the script is one of the best that I have ever come across, and I immediately wanted to do this film. My character again is strong, independent and author-backed, and it gives me a lot of scope to bring a very different and cool character to life. This time, too, the film will say something extremely relevant and relatable, but in a hilarious manner. I’m also excited to share screen space with Raj for the first time.”
Rajkummar said, “I have played a cop before, but never with this perspective. I look for layered characters and this is a perfect match. My character is surrounded by strong women at home and work, and that adds immense depth to his personality. Junglee Pictures’ ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ was a fabulous experience for me. ‘Badhaai Do’ is a reunion in many ways.”
‘Badhaai Ho’ starred Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra. The movie had won two National Awards, one of which was bagged by Surekha Sikri who was also part of the movie.