Rati Agnihotri to play Akshay Kumar’s mom
Veteran actress Rati Agnihotri recently made headlines following allegations of domestic abuse against her husband, Anil Virwani. The actress has returned after a two-week schedule of ‘Singh Is Bling’ in Punjab. The actress will be seen playing Akshay Kumar‘s mother in the film. She will be seen as a typical Punjabi lady fond of Bling.
Rati Agnihotri said, “I was shooting every single day. The hours were long but it was a great shoot with Akshay (Kumar) and Prabhudheva. My character has a lot of my traits, including the bonding I share with my son Tanuj.”
Rati is unperturbed of playing mother to 47 year old Akshay Kumar. She said, “In cinema you can take creative and cinematic liberties. Age is just one of the many factors that go into making a character sketch. As an actress I’m happy that I’ve got a chance to play women of different ages. I loved him in ‘Singh is King’. And though ‘Singh Is Bling’ is nothing like the earlier film, I’m sure you’ll love him in this one too. The character has borrowed a lot from him. He’s a great son, both in reel and real life. He’s in regular touch with his mother and family even when he’s away from home, shooting.”
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s father, Yograj Singh, is playing Akshay Kumar’s father and Rati’s on-screen husband.