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Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon roped in to play lead in ‘Bachchan Pandey’

Farhad Samji of Housefull 4 fame will be directing the upcoming feature.

SNS | New Delhi |

After Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon’s successfull outing with Housefull 4, the duo is set to reunite for another film. Both will be seen together in Bachchan Pandey, which is slated to release on Christmas 2020.

Akshay Kumar will also be reuniting with Sajid Nadiadwala for the 10th time with Bachchan Pandey.

A tweet from the official account of production house Nadiadwala Grandson read: “We’re extremely happy and elated to announce the charming @kritisanon is here to make our Christmas 2020 merrier than ever! Welcome back to the #NGEFamily with #BachchanPandey!”

Farhad Samji of Housefull 4 fame will be directing the upcoming feature.

While earlier, makers were in confusion about the leading lady, when the film was in the scripting stage, they have now zeroed in on Kriti, perhaps, after the massive success of Housefull 4.

Kriti said that she is beyond excited to work with Akshay and director Farhad Samji. She also took to her official Twitter handle to share her excitement about the upcoming project.

“Thrilled and beyond excited for this reunion! This Christmas is gonna be indeed a Merry Merry one! Can’t wait to start #BachchanPandey,” she told Mumbai Mirror.

Sajid Nadiadwala, who launched her and Tiger Shroff in the 2014 film, Heropanti, also commented on Kriti being part of the project.

“Akshay and Kriti’s pairing delighted the audience in Housefull 4. I have seen her grow as an actor since Heropanti and I feel, she can pull off this role alongside Akshay,”

Details about the film are still under wraps.

Bachchan Pandey is set in India and will be shot in the country.

Kriti will also be seen in Ashutosh Gowariker’s upcoming film Panipat alongside Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.