While we’ve all agreed that nothing can match the originality and brilliance of the first instalment, the Bollywood industry’s different works have surely demonstrated this. There have been numerous examples that support the notion that old is gold. However, the main reason for the sequels’ widespread dislike and failure can most likely be attributed to a change in cast.
With a new ensemble for the upcoming episodes, these were the periods that engendered hatred amongst the public even before the picture was released, becoming a key factor for sequels sinking. Fans were left heartbroken as a result of this. Let’s take a look at some of the moments when the film’s big cast changes drew a large crowd of fans:
Welcome Back – Akshay Kumar replaced by John Abraham
The uttermost brilliance of the first instalment of the Welcome series is unquestionably surpassed by the film’s second instalment. While we are all still drooling over the film’s varied phrases and amazing comic timings, the film’s lead combination of Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar became a tremendous success. Fans were profoundly devastated by the revelation that he will be replaced in the next episode of the film, despite the actor’s obvious genius and amazing comic timing. While we admire John Abraham’s acting, his replacement for Akshay Kumar in the sequel proved to be a significant disappointment for the audience.
Jolly LLB – Arshad Warsi replaced by Akshay Kumar
While we believe both editions of this film were equally fantastic, the initial news of Akshay Kumar’s appearance in the second part of the Jolly LLB series proved to be a significant letdown for fans. However, Justified’s outstanding performance in the film overpowered the disappointments and heartbreaks of the fans, who later enthusiastically accepted the film. The outstanding performance of actor Arshad Warsi in the first instalment, on the other hand, should not be overlooked.
Pyaar Ka Punchnama – Divyendu Sharma replaced by Omkar Kapoor
The lead cast of the Pyaar Ka Punchnama Series’ first edition, which did an outstanding job in their various parts, can undoubtedly be credited with the film’s remarkable popularity. Actor Divyendu Sharma was one of them, and he was a big part of the series’ first installment’s popularity. The actor Divyendu Sharma, who played the character of liquid, was appreciated for his unusual speech delivery manner, which drew the audience’s attention. However, when newcomer Omkar Kapoor took over his part in the next series, fans were deeply devastated. While we enjoyed the second sequel as well, the film may have gained even more acclaim if Divyendu Sharma had also been a part of it. Right!?
Dedh Ishqiya – Vidya Balan replaced by Madhuri Dixit
Are you one of those people who feels terrible for the filmmakers for making such a bold decision? When asked about it, the producers disclosed that the character of Begum was written just for actress Madhuri Dixit, prompting them to contact her again for the following chapter. The fans, on the other hand, were disappointed by the news.
Murder – Emraan Hashmi replaced by Randeep Hooda
Following the phenomenal success of the first two instalments of the murder film series, the producers decided to replace Emraan Hashmi with Randeep Hooda for the third instalment. The third instalment, which adapted its tale from a Hollywood film, failed to excite spectators to a large extent, owing to the fact that the movie was held by another star. While the latter was contacted to play the lead role in the third instalment as well, the star recommended some script modifications, forcing the producers to settle with the other actor, causing a major disappointment for the fans.
Bunty Aur Babli – Abhishek Bachchan Replaced by Saif Ali Khan
While we believe that Abhishek Bachchan was not able to build a name for himself among Bollywood’s top actors, he was adored for his role in the con film Bunty Aur Babli alongside actress Rani Mukherjee. The absolute brilliance of this couple can be held as the key cause for the film’s success, but the recent announcement that Saif Ali Khan will be paired with the actress for the sequel was a true heartbreaker for fans. The team was initially believed to approach the actor to be a part of the second instalment after several bits of news leaked on the internet. However, things did not work out, and Abhishek Bachchan declined to be a part of the second instalment, which was subsequently given to Saif Ali Khan.
Shaadi Ke Side Effects – Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat replaced by Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar
The first instalment of the movie featured actors Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat as the major protagonists, with the subject centred on modern-day relationships and dating. However, in the second instalment, the duo was replaced by Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar, which was a great disappointment for the audience.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa – Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan replaced by Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani
Are you one of those who has completely given up hope and lost the thrill of anticipation following the announcement of actor Kartik Aaryan as the main character in the second chapter of the Bhool Bhulaiyaa series? Well, the film has already departed its craze as the key USP of the first instalment, being Highly famous, has been dropped down by the makers. Yes, we’re talking about stars Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan, whose outstanding performances were the driving force behind the success of the first episode of the Bhool Bhulaiyaa series. Let’s hope that Kartik and Kiara can recreate the same magic in the film’s upcoming sequel.