Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty are teaming up for the first time. They have already announced their association with a small clip, that played out at the end of the director’s latest hit, ‘Simmba’. The director and actor are planning to kickstart the film sometime around April and release it on December 27, just like his latest release that hit screens in the last week of 2017.
While speculations are abuzz with respect to who Akshay’s leading lady would be, we hear it’s going to be a remake of yet another South film. The film which is titled ‘Sooryavanshi’ is about Akshay who’s playing an ATS officer and how he became who he is.
Our exclusive source revealed, “There’s hardly any space for a heroine. That’s how most of Rohit’s films are designed except a few. The cop dramas have always had minute roles for all the actresses and it’s a similar case for ‘Sooryavanshi’ as well. The leading female part is approximately only 15-20 minutes of screen time, inclusive of songs.”
And guess who Akki is pitching in for the role? “Pooja Hegde! Akshay has been instrumental in telling Rohit to consider her for the part. Akshay and Pooja who are paired opposite each other in one of the portions in ‘Housefull 4’, have become close over the last few months and developed a special friendship. So he instinctively had her name on his mind when they were scouting for a fresh female face,” added our source.
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