It’s all over town, that Akshay Kumar who’s riding the high of Housefull 4 is next working on a Vashu Bhagnani-produced Kannada remake titled Bell Bottom. Yes, PeepingMoon.com can authoritatively confirm that one of Akshay’s many films after December’s Good Newwz and 2020’s Sooryavanshi, Laxmmi Bomb and Bachchan Pandey, will be Vashu’s thriller Bell Bottom. But this is an original film with an exciting and completely new and different story. Not the official remake of the Kannada crime comedy Bell Bottom: Adventures of Detective Divakar with Rishab Shetty and Hariprriya in the lead. Akshay’s film, which will be mounted on a massive scale and set in the late 70s and early 80s, will be an intelligence thriller. Theories that it will be a retro film are unfounded. Its scripting is underway and is expected to be completed by this year-end. While Akshay is confirmed as the lead of Bell Bottom, the rest of the cast including the film’s leading lady is not yet in place. But it’s happening.
Another story doing the rounds is that T Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar has joined Vashu’s production house Pooja Entertainment to co-produce Bell Bottom. That story is also not true at all, PeepingMoon.com can confirm.