Actor Vidya Balan, who essayed the role of Manjulika in the 2007 psychological horror-comedy film Bhool Bhulaiyaa, is all set to return to the franchise. On Monday, actor Kartik Aaryan, who headlined the second part and will also be seen in a lead role in the third part, welcomed Vidya on board. "And its happening. Og Manjulika is coming back to the world of BhoolBhulaiyaaSuper thrilled to welcome @balanvidya. This Diwali is going to be crackling #BhoolBhulaiyaa3 @aneesbazmee @tseries.official #BhushanKumar," he wrote. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3: Kartik Aaryan Welcomes Back ‘OG Manjulika’ Vidya Balan to Horror Franchise; Actor Says, ‘This Diwali Is Going To Be Crackling’ (Watch Video).

Kartik also dropped an edited video showing Vidya's iconic visuals as Manjulika from the first installment combined with visuals of Kartik from the second part. The update has left fans excited. " will be a treat for sure," a social media user commented. "Finally, the OG," another one commented.

"Super excited," a fan wrote.Anees Bazmee, who directed the second part, will direct the third part as well. The first part was helmed by Priyadarshan and featured Akshay Kumar alongside Vidya. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 Announced! Kartik Aaryan to Return as Rooh Baba Once Again For Anees Bazmee Directorial; Film to Release on Diwali 2024.

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In the second part, Kartik shared screen space with Tabu and Kiara Advani.On expanding the franchise, producer Bhushan Kumar said, "The Bhool Bhulaiyaa franchise holds a special place in our hearts, and I'm very happy to be taking it forward with a creative mind like Anees and an incredible talent like Kartik. Together, we are set to deliver a cinematic experience that will both honor the legacy of the franchise and bring double the laughter and thrill for the audience." Bhool Bhulaiyaa will be released this Diwali.