Jacqueline Fernandez teams up with Akshay Kumar for 'Bachchan Pandey'
Jacqueline Fernandez and Akshay Kumar have teamed up once again for the upcoming action-comedy movie, Bachchan Pandey. This will mark their fourth film together, after Housefull 2, Housefull 3, and Brothers. Jacqueline will join the movie's team for shoot in January 2021. For the unversed, Bachchan Pandey also features Kriti Sanon and Arshad Warsi. Here's more on this.
In the movie, Akshay plays the role of a gangster who aspires to be an actor. However, details about Jacqueline's role have been kept under the wraps. Talking about the same, she said in a statement, "I cannot spill the beans on my character yet but I can tell you it is a totally different avatar (sic)."
"We would be shooting in the new normal owing to the ongoing (COVID-19) pandemic...With the precautions and norms for COVID-19 which would be taken care of, I am extremely excited to be at my happy place with Sajid, Akshay and have a gala time (sic)."
Quite recently, Arshad Warsi was also roped in for a crucial role in the upcoming film. Talking about the same, a source revealed to The Indian Express, "The makers were looking for someone who could match Akshay's comic timing, and they narrowed down on Arshad who, over the years, has aced this space. It is a first time pairing for the actors."
As per reports, the shoot for the movie will begin in January in Jaisalmer, and the makers have planned to complete the filming schedule in sixty days. While both Kriti and Jacqueline have previously shared the screen with Akshay, this is the first time that Arshad and Akshay will be seen together. The movie will be directed by Farhad Samji.
Recently, Jacqueline announced that she has wrapped up the shoot for the first schedule of upcoming horror-comedy Bhoot Police, co-starring Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam and Arjun Kapoor. Akshay, on the other hand, has Bell Bottom and Atrangi Re in the pipeline. He will also be seen in Yash Raj Films' period-drama movie Prithviraj.