January 23 : Akshay Kumar, who is currently shooting for Bachchan Pandey along with Kriti Sanon, has announced the release date of the film. Helmed by Farhad Samji, written by Nischay Kuttanda and Farhad Samji and bankrolled by Sajid Nadiadwala, the action film also features Jacqueline Fernandez, Arshad Warsi and Pankaj Tripathi in prominent roles. Bachchan Pandey is based on an original script by Kuttanda and Samji.
Taking to social media, the Housefull 4 actor shared a deadly picture from the film and announced that the film will hit the theatres on January 26, 2022. “His one look is enough! #BachchanPandey releasing on 26th January, 2022! #SajidNadiadwala @farhadsamji @kritisanon @jacquelinef143 @arshad_warsi @nadiadwalagrandson,” thepost read.
Akshay and Kriti are currently shooting for Bachchan Pandey in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The action comedy film will have a two-month long shoot schedule till March 2021. In the film, Akshay plays a gangster who aspires to become an actor, while Kriti essays the role of a journalist who wants to become a director. Arshad Warsi has been roped in to play Akshay’s associate and a member of his gang. Akshay and Arshad will share screen space for the first time. Arshad’s track is an integral part of the narrative, and he will also sport a special look as the character has multiple shades. The film will have plenty of action scenes, which will be shot at real locations, choreographed by stunt teams from across the country.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Akshay had wrapped up the spy thriller Bell Bottom in Scotland in August 2020. He was then back on the sets of the period drama Prithviraj in Mumbai, and later joined Aanand L Rai’s team for the love story Atrangi Re in Delhi and Agra before kickstarting Bachchan Pandey this month.