Vaani Kapoor is all set to work with Akshay Kumar in his upcoming espionage thriller “Bell Bottom”.
Vaani Kapoor, who was last seen sharing the screen with Hrithik Roshan in the last year’s blockbuster, ‘WAR’, will star alongside Akshay for the first time on-screen. To make the big announcement and share their excitement about this first time pairing, the two stars got together for a fun photoshoot that was later released online.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, 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 Bell bottom.”
Producer of the film, Jackky Bhagnani in an official statement said “Vaani has a meaty role in the film. Vaani is an intelligent and effective actor and I have loved all her performances. The female lead in Bell Bottom 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.”
The film marks the directorial debut of Ranjit M Tewari. It set in the 1980s and is based on one of India’s forgotten heroes. In reply to a fan who asked if the film was a 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. The film is being made under the banner of Pooja Entertainment in association with Emmay Entertainment.
Owing to schedule delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, ‘Bell Bottom’ is now scheduled to go on floors later this year. It remains to be seen if the team will be able to keep it April 2021 release date.