EXCLUSIVE: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 and Lahore 1947 are gearing up to be completed in July

Over the past few months, Kartik Aaryan and Sunny Deol have been busy shooting for their respective projects – Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 and Lahore 1947 – in Mumbai. While Sunny Deol has allotted big chunks of dates to director Rajkumar Santoshi, Kartik Aaryan has been in the mold of Rooh Baba for Anees Bazmee. And now, Pinkvilla has exclusively learned that the shooting of both Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 and Lahore: 1947 will end in July 2024.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 on track for a Diwali 2024 release

Kartik Aaryan and co. started their journey on Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 on March 9, 2024 with Anees Bazmee as captain of the ship. The shooting is going as planned and the makers are on track to end it in July 2024. Bhushan Kumar and his team are determined to bring the horror comedy to the big screen during Diwali 2024 weekend,” a source close to the development revealed, further adding that the team had planned the shoot in such a way that all VFX heavy sequences are shot first, followed by the talkie and comedy moments.


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“It is the most ambitious T-Series film in 2024 and the energies are aligned for a Diwali opening. Three songs, including Ami Je Tomar and Kartik Aaryan’s intro song, have already been recorded and the team is keen that they hit the bull’s eye. The makers are also working on a short teaser to re-announce the date and this could happen sometime in July,” the source added. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 features Kartik Aaryan, Vidya Balan, Madhuri Dixit and Tripti Dimri in lead roles with Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra and Vijay Raaz among others.

Sunny Deol’s reunion with Rajkumar Santoshi on Republic Day 2025

The shooting before Sunny Deol-led Lahore 1947 is also continuing at a fast pace at Mumbai’s Madh Island, where Rajkumar Santoshi and his team have recreated the 1947 Lahore setup. “Lahore: 1947 is eyeing a release on Republic Day 2025 and the shoot is expected to wrap up by the end of June. Makers have already completed 50 days of shooting and there is still a month of shooting left,” the source said.

The source further revealed that some of the most dramatic moments of the film have already been shot and those who have seen the rush print are loving Rajkumar Santoshi’s grip for drama and emotions. “It’s a mass film, but not action-packed. The larger-than-life elements come from the dramatic moments and characterization. It is a new side of Sunny Deol – aggressive, but fighting for the right,” says the source.

Lahore 1947 is produced by Aamir Khan Productions and rides on a formidable ensemble of Sunny Deol, Shabana Azmi, Preity Zinta and Mona Singh. Buzz is that Aamir Khan also has a cameo in this partition drama. Both Lahore: 1947 and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 are expected by the audience and to their delight, the shoot is nearing its end. Keep an eye on Pinkvilla for more updates.