Pankaj Tripathi joins the cast of 'Bachchan Pandey'
Pankaj Tripathi is all set to team up once again with producer Sajid Nadiadwala for the upcoming film Bachchan Pandey.
The duo has previously collaborated for the movies Super 30 and 83.
Meanwhile, this will be the first time that Tripathi will be seen sharing screen space with Akshay Kumar.
Here are more details on this.
He will join the team in January
A source told Bollywood Hungama, "While Kriti (Sanon) and Pankaj have worked earlier in Lukka Chuppi, Pankaj and Akshay will be teaming up 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 create onscreen."
Tripathi will join the movie's team in Jaisalmer from January, the source informed.
'It's going to be a roller coaster ride'
"It was Sajid sir and (director) Farhad sir's idea to rope him for a pivotal role which will add a lot of humor to the storyline. It is a huge ensemble cast which will be shooting together for 90 days (sic)," the source added.
What is 'Bachchan Pandey' all about?
In Bachchan Pandey, Akshay plays the role of a gangster, while Kriti plays a journalist.
Interestingly, the story takes a turn when the two meet and discover their common passion for cinema.
Directed by Farhad Samji, the film also stars actors Arshad Warsi and Jacqueline Fernandez.
The movie will go on floors in January next year.
Other upcoming projects of Pankaj Tripathi and Akshay Kumar
Talking of Pankaj Tripathi, the actor was recently seen in the second season of Amazon Prime Video's popular crime-thriller series Mirzapur.
He will next star in Hotstar series Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors, which is set to be released on December 24.
Akshay, on the other hand, has movies like Sooryavanshi, Atrangi Re, Bell Bottom, and Prithviraj in the pipeline.