Akshay Kumar has booked Republic Day in 2022 for his upcoming film, Bachchan Pandey.
Akshay Kumar is all set to be seen in a never-seen-before avatar in his next film Bachchan Pandey. The star cast of film is currently shooting in Jaisalmer, Starring Kriti Sanon opposite him, Akshay Kumar will be playing dreaded gangster in the film.
Sharing a closeup still of himself on his Twitter, Akshay wrote, “His one look is enough! #BachchanPandey releasing on 26th January, 2022!” The picture shows him actor with a serious look on his face, sporting a brown shirt and a matching stroll tied around his head. He also sports a few heavy metal chains around his neck and earrings, while his one blue eye makes him look even more scary as a mega gangster.
The film is directed by Farhad Samji, and will reportedly be shot in places like Gadisar Lake in Rajasthan. Akshay’s eponymous character in the film Bachchan Pandey is a gangster who aspires to be an actor, while Kriti essays the role of a journalist, who harbours dreams of becoming a film director.
However, Akshay Kumar Has charged around 20% below his market rate for Bachchan Pandey to help his friend Sajid Nadiadwala to make a lavish and high budget film in such tough times. “Akshay doesn’t want to burden his film with unrealistic expectations, and the films which warrant a bigger budget, he is open to negotiating on his acting fees in tandem with the hike in the budget, however, will make up for the same by asking for a share in profit. He knows the box-office market as also his appeal among the audience, and setting realistic targets for film to be a rather safe venture,” the source concluded.
Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii released recently on Disney + Hotstar and his Sooryavanshi is gearing up to hit the cinemas soon. Apart from that, his Prithviraj, Bell Bottom and Atrangi Re will also release next. Along with these, Akshay will also be seen in films like Ram Setu, Mission Lion, Raksha Bandhan and others.