new Delhi: ‘Bachchan Pandey’ is an upcoming Bollywood film starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role. Directed by Farhad Samji, the film also stars Kriti Sanon in the lead role. Recently Arshad Warsi and Jacqueline Fernandez joined the cast of ‘Bachchan Pandey’. The film has been produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and as per the latest reports, Pankaj Tripathi has joined the cast of the film starring Akshay Kumar.
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While Pankaj Tripathi and Kriti Sanon had earlier collaborated in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, ‘Bachchan Pandey’ will mark the first collaboration between Akshay Kumar and the ‘Mirzapur’ actor. Reportedly, Pankaj will be joining the cast for a shooting schedule in Jaisalmer from January.
A source associated with the film told Bollywood Hungama, “Kriti and Pankaj have previously worked in Lukka silence. Pankaj and Akshay will work together for the first time. Both are known for their comic timing and unusual choices and one cannot wait to see the creativity that both these actors make on-screen. Pankaj will join Akshay, Kriti, Jacqueline and Arshad in Jaisalmer from January. “
He said, “It was the idea of Sajid Sir and Farhad Sir who were preparing him for an important role, which would add a lot of humor to the story. It is a huge ensemble that shoots together for 90 days Will, it’s going to be a roller coaster ride.
Allegedly, Akshay Kumar, who will portray the title character in ‘Bachchan Pandey’, will appear as a gangster who aspires to become an actor. Kriti Sanon will clearly portray the role of a journalist in the film.
The film is all set for release in 2021.
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