March 04 : Akshay Kumar fans can look forward to a number of his releases this year as well as next year. Even during the coronavirus lockdown, the actor refused to slow down, and immediately after a little relaxation of the lockdown restrictions, the Laxmii actor returned to work and has been shooting back to back since then.
Besides Bell Bottom, Atrangi Re, Bachchan Pandey, Raksha Bandhan and Prithviraj, the actor had announced Ram Setu, another of his passion projects. Akshay has also booked Diwali 2022 for the release of the film, and shoot will begin sometime in the summer this year.
While the Housefull 4 actor is working closely on this project, he has reportedly finalised the leading ladies of the film. According to reports, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha will be seen starring in Ram Setu along with Akshay Kumar. While Jacqueline is currently working with him in Bachchan Pandey, Nushrratt will work with the actor for the first time.
Last year during Diwali, Akshay had announced Ram Setu and shared his first look from the film on social media. The actor will shoot for the film in Ayodhya, and has already met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Mumbai to apprise him about the plan. Yogi Adityanath has also given the go-ahead for shooting schedule in Ayodhya for the upcoming film.
Earlier, while announcing the film on his social media, the Good Newwz actor said that Ram Setu will make the effort to keep the ideals of Lord Ram alive in the consciousness of all Indians by creating a bridge (setu) that will connect one generation to the other. The film revolves around the journey of a man who tries to discover whether Ram Setu is a reality or a myth. While the film will be produced by Aruna Bhatia, Vikram Malhotra and creative producer Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, it will be directed by Abhishek Sharma, who wants to shoot the film in real locations including Ayodhya.