Akshay Kumar has a bouquet of films in his kitty and among them is the espionage thriller, Bell Bottom. Now War actor Vaani Kapoor has been finalised as the female lead opposite Akshay in the film. The film is set to release on 2nd April, 2021.
Talking about the film, Vaani said, “I am excited to share the screen space with Akshay Sir. It is definitely a script I instantly clicked with and knew I wanted to be part of. I am also thrilled to partner with Pooja Entertainment who have already made me feel at home at this initial stage of our film. I’m eagerly waiting to start shooting Bellbottom.”
Producer Jackky Bhagnani said Vaani has a “meaty” role in the film. “Vaani is an intelligent and an effective actor and I have loved all her performances. The female lead in Bellbottom has to be in sync with Akshay Sir’s screen persona. The role is meaty and I am confident that Vaani will ace this one,” he said in a statement.
Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, the story is set in the 1980s and is about one of India’s forgotten heroes.
Akshay had shared his first look from the film in November last year. It shows a suited up Akshay posing in style in front of a luxury car and a plane flying over him. He wore dark shades and sported a moustache. In reply to a fan who asked if the film was remake of a Kannada film, Akshay had said, “Bell Bottom is not a remake of any film, it is an original screenplay inspired by true events.”
Bell Bottom is written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh, and will go on floors later this year. The film is being made under the banner of Pooja Entertainment in association with Emmay Entertainment. It will be produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikhil Advani.
(With PTI inputs)
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