Ajay Devgn lauds buddy Akshay Kumar for Bell Bottom; says, ‘Your leap of faith in making it a theatrical release is praiseworthy’

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Good buddies Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar have always encouraged each other and are also vocal about their work contributions to Indian cinema. On Thursday Ajay took to Twitter to praise Akshay’s performance in his recently released patriotic film ‘Bell Bottom’. The thriller drama was released on August 19- after a long wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social media was flooded with comments by critics and movie buffs who heaped praises on the movie that stars lead actor Akshay in the role of a spy agent.

In his congratulatory tweet, superstar Ajay posted, “Dear Akki, I’ve been hearing good reviews of Bell Bottom. Congratulations. Also, your leap of faith in making it a theatrical release is praiseworthy. With you in @akshaykumar #BellBottom.” The film is based on the story of an undercover agent code-named Bellbottom (Akshay) who embarks on a secret mission to free 210 hostages held by hijackers in the early 1980s. Lara Dutta essays the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was in power at that time. Vaani Kapoor plays Akshay’s wife in the film.

Devgn and Kumar have shared screen space in films like ‘Khakee’, ‘Insan’, ‘Suhaag’. The much-anticipated movie ‘Sooryavanshi’ which is a spinoff to Ajay’s superhit cop drama ‘Singham’, will also see the two superstars uniting. The Rohit Shetty directorial film will also star Katrina Kaif and Ranveer Singh in key roles.

Akshay Kumar recently shared his thought on opting for a theatrical release and said, “The pressure is there on everybody but I’m very sure that things are going to work out. There’s a challenge, a risk. But if you haven’t taken the risk in life, then what have you done? So we have gone with it.” He added, “In this journey, I have my producers who have also taken the risk and that’s how we have proceeded.”

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