The veteran director has done that. With Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, he is back in the reckoning in a big way, and how. The last time that he scored big at the box office, it was with Welcome Back. That film had released way back in 2015 and now 7 years after the arrival of the comic entertainer, he has now hit it out of the park with horror-comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The Kartik Aaryan starrer, which currently stands at Rs. 92.05 crores, has in fact managed to come close to the entire lifetime of Welcome Back (Rs. 97 crores) in one week flat.
The next target for the filmmaker is Rs. 100 crores, and if he is indeed helming No Entry Mein Entry next then rest assured, it won't take him a week to achieve that. In fact, the film will manage to do that in the opening weekend itself as the anticipation for the sequel to 2005 is sky-high even though 17 years have gone by. There have been murmurs for way too long that Anees Bazmee has already put together a script for the Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, and Fardeen Khan starrer, and one just hopes that this time the film indeed goes on floors.
Coming back to Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 though, the Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu starrer is a hit and soon enough Anees Bazmee will have his biggest grosser ever, and the second Rs. 100 Crore Club success after Ready which had scored Rs. 120 crores in its lifetime.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources