Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty teamed up for the first time in a full length film with Sooryavanshi. The actor showed the first glimpse of his character in Ranveer Singh’s Simmba before getting his solo film. Sooryavanshi was the first film to release in theatres after the COVID lockdown. While people were doubtful about how it will perform, the film emerged victorious, ruling the box office. Now, the duo is reportedly set to reunite but it’s not for the Rohit Shetty cop universe.
Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty reunite for an action thriller
According to a report in Pinkvilla, Akshay has said yes to be a part of another Rohit Shetty film. This time though, Rohit serves as the film’s producer and not the director. The director’s chair will be filled by Mohit Suri. A source close to the development revealed, “Rohit, Mohit, and Akshay have been discussing this project for a while now and the script has finally aligned itself with the vision of all three stakeholders. It’s an edge-of-the-seat action thriller and will feature Akshay in a never seen before role.”
The film is not a part of the cop universe and will be a standalone film. The source further added, “It would be among the first of the many films that Rohit plans to produce in the time to come by. While all the narrations and paperwork are done, the team is sitting together to work on the shooting schedule now. It is expected to take off sometime next year, preferably in the first quarter of 2024.” The source concluded by saying that the film will boast an impressive cast as it is the requirement of the script.
Rohit and Akshay’s upcoming films
Meanwhile, Akshay recently gave a success with OMG 2. Up next, he has the release of Mission Raniganj on October 6. Post that, he has Bade Miyan Chote Miyan with Tiger Shroff, Hindi remake of Soorarai Pottru, Hera Pheri 3, Housefull 5 and Welcome To The Jungle. As for Rohit, the director has his OTT debut up next with Sidharth Malhotra-led Indian Police Force. He also returns to the cop universe on the big screen with Singham Again starring Ajay Devgn and Deepika Padukone.
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