The big news this morning, which came from Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar who continues to holiday with his family in London, was the announcement of his film Bachchan Pandey with Sajid Nadiadwala. Akshay made it on Instagram and Twitter. He also shared the poster of the film, which is slated for a Christmas 2020 release, and said he was coming “in and as Bachchan Pandey”. But that will only be after his Mission Mangal, Good News, Housefull 4 and Laxmi Bomb.
Even while Akshay’s post began trending, PeepingMoon.com sources went to work and found out that the actor’s co-star in the Farhad Samji directed Bachchan Pandey will most likely be the lovely actress Kriti Sanon. In that case, this will be Kriti’s second film with Akshay. They will first be seen in Housefull 4 this Diwali which, again, is produced by Sajid and directed by Farhad and promises to be the highest budgeted Indian comedy film ever. Kriti’s role in Bachchan Pandey is likely to be announced tomorrow as it is her birthday.
Nothing is known about Bachchan Pandey but, sources say, Akshay appears to be playing a warrior’s role. And while his name is definitely North Indian, the actor’s grim, action look especially with the vibhuti on his forehead, the black lungi with a gold border, and the heavy gold jewelry, gives the impression that his character is from the South. Bollywood trade sources are trying in vain to get further details but producer Sajid is keeping this one close to his chest.