In an exciting casting coup, Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji, the much-loved on-screen jodi (‘Hum Tum’, ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’) are coming back together in Yash Raj Films completely rebooted ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’. Saif plays the role of Rakesh aka Bunty in this comedy and he quietly put on several kilos to play the role of a railway ticket collector in the idyllic small town of Fursatgunj in this film.
Saif as Bunty has retired from being a conman and has settled into family life with Babli aka Vimmy, played by Rani. Despite being in love with his wife and appreciating his family to the core, Rakesh is bored as hell. The slow life in a small town has impacted his fitness. He craves thrill, he craves the adrenaline rush he felt while pulling off incredible cons across India. He is stuck 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. 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.”
Rani as Babli has retired from being a con-woman and has settled into family life. Given that she has a lot of time at hand in an idyllic small town, Rani has tried to turn into a fashion designer in Fursatgunj given her fondness for style and panache.
Rani Mukerji in ‘Bunty Aur Bubli 2’
Rani says, “Vimmy is bored being just a housewife in a small town. She knows she is talented; she is the OG Babli, a smart woman who pulled off incredible cons! Though she is happy in her marriage, she craves more, she craves the thrill and being the center of attention. She was always into fashion and so, she decides to pursue that. Her fashion choices are loud, colourful, and happy because that’s what her personality is and I must say she relishes the fact that people in Fursatgunj look up to her. People in this village are not exposed to fashion at all and Babli becomes the ‘fashion queen of Fursatgunj’!”
‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ is an out-and-out family entertainer. It is set to release worldwide on November 19, 2021. The film is directed by Varun V. Sharma (who worked as an assistant director in YRF’s biggest blockbusters ‘Sultan’ and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’), will also introduce an incredibly fresh pair of Siddhant Chaturvedi (‘Gully Boy’) and the gorgeous debutant Sharvari as the new talented con-couple ‘Bunty Aur Babli’.