Be it Bollywood or Hollywood, movie sequels of successful movies have mostly done well because of the brand the previous movie has. In Bollywood, in the last two decades, movie sequels became a kind of guarantee of success like the Munnabhai series, Krrish series, Golmaal series, etc. The major success of Bhool Bhulaiya 2 and Drishyam 2 proved that sequels are still viable projects. So, here are five Bollywood sequels audiences are waiting for with bated breath.
- Hera Pheri 3
Both the previous Hera Pheri movies were big hits and created a mark in the hearts of the audiences and the third installment of the movie became one of the most awaited movies ever but after Hera Pheri 2 which came in 2007, there had been occasions when the producers announced Hera Pheri 3 but due to some reasons, the movie kept getting postponed. But last year producer Firoz Nadiadwala announced the third part of the sequel but without Akshay Kumar in it because of reasons we don’t know about and Kartik Aryan replaced him which created an uproar among the audiences. Finally, Akshay Kumar joined the cast again and the shoot of the movie started recently which will be directed by Farhad Samji. The movie will release next year and it’s for sure that the movie is going to be a huge money spinner at the Box Office.
- Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3
The first Bhool Bhulaiyaa featured Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, and Shiny Ahuja released way back in 2007 and was a big commercial success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 which was a spiritual sequel of the movie starring Kartik Aryan, Kiara Advani, and Tabu released last year and became one of the biggest hits of 2022 and gave Bollywood a new lease of life because during that period most of the movies were not doing well. Recently the makers of Bhool Bhulaiyaa announced the third part of the franchise with a teaser where Kartik Aryan will return as Rooh Baba which will release on Diwali 2024.
- Fukrey 3
The Fukrey franchise is one of the successful movie franchises as both the first parts did well at the box office and now the same gang has teamed up for the third part of the movie. Fukrey 3 will be directed by Mrigdeep Singh Lamba who directed the first two installments as well. The cast of the movie will be the same except Ali Faizal who won’t be in the third part. The rest of the cast including Richa Chaddha, Varun Sharma, Pankaj Tripathi, Pulkit Samrat, and Manjot will be there and will release on 7 September 2023.
- Aashiqui 3
Produced by the banner Vishesh films of brothers Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt and T-Series, the previous Aashiqui movies were big hits. Aashiqui 2 came in the year 2013 and was a huge hit and relaunched the careers of Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. Now after ten years, the producers announced the third installment of Aashiqui 3 with Kartik Aryan and Anurag Basu of Gangster and Barfi fame will direct the movie and the music will be by Pritam. The rest of the casting is not revealed yet but we can expect great music and a heart-touching love story from it which are the USPs of this franchise.