Akshay Kumar to star in 'Mission Mangal' director's next
Akshay Kumar is set to team again with his Mission Mangal director Jagan Shakti for an action-drama film inspired by true events. Kumar and Shakti first worked together on the 2019 drama film Mission Mangal, inspired by the story of scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission, India's first interplanetary expedition.
It's an action-drama film with a dash of science: Source
"The new film is also inspired by true events," a source close to the development said. "This is an action-drama film with a dash of science. It is set in current times. It is inspired by true events. He will play the role of a law enforcement officer," the source added. The script is locked and the shoot is likely to begin next year.
Shooting will begin after Kumar fulfills his other commitments
"As soon as Akshay fulfills his other commitments, we'll begin shooting for this film. There are many things in the pipeline for him, so we're also waiting to go on floors. Currently, due to COVID-19, the schedule of all projects is affected," the source said.
The yet-to-be-titled film has been produced by Vashu Bhagnani
The yet-to-be-titled action-drama film is produced by Vashu Bhagnani who is known for backing films like Coolie No 1, Hero No 1, Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, among others. Besides this film, Kumar has more than half a dozen movies in the pipeline including Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj, Ram Setu, Raksha Bandhan, Bachchan Pandey, Bell Bottom, and Atrangi Re.
Kumar tested negative for COVID-19 on April 12
Kumar tested negative for COVID-19 on April 12 and was discharged from the hospital. His wife and author Twinkle Khanna had confirmed the news on her social media. On April 4, Kumar was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. He had confirmed the news on social media and later in the evening, he was admitted to the hospital.