Rohit Shetty is on a roll after a tremendous success of last year’s last release Simmba starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan. The movie was made for masses and was loved by audiences and critics alike. One of the most exciting part for many in the movie was Ajay Devgn aka Singham’s cameo in the movie which apparently added immense weight to the plot. Though Singham’s cameo was teased in the trailers, it was a cameo appearance of Akshay Kumar in the movie which pleasantly surprised many. It was an announcement of a spin-off film by Rohit Shetty named Sooryavanshi in which Kumar will play Veer Sooryavanshi.
In fact, Rohit Shetty also tweeted his picture with Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar along with Karan Johar from the success party of Simmba. He captioned it,
‘Singham Simmba Sooryavanshi…Coming…Should I tell you Something that you don’t know???’
Soon after the announcement, the female lead speculations started to surface on the internet. First, the role was rumored to go to Pooja Hegde of Mohenjodaro fame, but then the makers denied it. Now, the rumors are afloat for Katrina Kaif starring opposite Akshay Kumar in Sooryavanshi. The industry source was reported as saying,
“In all probability, Katrina will be finalised opposite Akshay. The two not only look very good together, but share a great chemistry as well. Moreover, their movies together, like Namastey London, Welcome and Singh Is Kinng, have worked well at the box office. Even though a newer heroine may make a fresh on-screen pair with Akshay, his jodi with Katrina always has some novelty factor about them. And since it’s been a while that they shared screen space, they will look refreshing in Sooryavanshi as well.”
Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar have been a supremely hit Jodi for they share comfort which translates on screen. The two have featured in several films, seven to be precise, like Namastey London, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Welcome, De Dana Dan among others. They were last seen in Farah Khan directorial Tees Maar Khan which bombed big time at the box office and was a shit movie, to be honest, but it sure did leave fans excited for everyone enjoys Akshay and Katrina’s on-screen chemistry. Earlier, Pinkvilla reported,
“Akshay will be seen in the role of ATS officer Veer Suryavanshi in this comedy-drama film apparently, the actress (Katrina Kaif) who is paired romantically opposite him, will play his girlfriend and wife who is a pillar of support to him in a background full of corruption and intrigue.”
Before, one could air this rumor of Akshay and Katrina collaborating after 8 years for Sooryavanshi, as per a report by Filmfare, Rohit Shetty rubbished the rumors by saying nothing has been finalized yet. To such rumors, he said,
“It’s not true’. We are still working on the script.”
But this does not deny the possibility of them working together in the film; it is just that nothing is finalized for now. We just hope the makers zero it down to Katrina starring opposite Akshay if she fits the bill for the viewers are waiting eagerly to watch them share screen space.
On the work front, Akshay will be seen next in Karan Johar’s upcoming film, Kesari opposite Parineeti Chopra. And Katrina Kaif will be next seen dancing to the tunes of Remo D’Souza opposite Varun Dhawan in ABCD 3 after Bharat opposite Salman Khan.