A Mumbai Mirror report revealed that Akshay Kumar is all set to begin working on his film Bell Bottom once the lockdown is completely lifted. Akshay will apparently fly to London next month, in order to shoot for the thriller. Helmed by Ranjit Tewari, the film was initially set to release in January 2021 but was rescheduled for April 2021, after the lockdown came into effect.
Bollywood’s Khiladi: Akshay Kumar has been proactive during the quarantine period (that began in March end) by spreading awareness about the Coronavirus pandemic as well as showing support in India’s fight against COVID-19. With the nation slowly moving towards normalcy, Maharashtra government, under special guidelines, has allowed shooting in Mumbai. Some of the filmmakers have begun post-production works and very soon all the restrictions will be lifted across the country.
Bell Bottom Is An Period Espionage Thriller
Co-produced by Nikkhil Advani and Vashu Bhagnani, Bell Bottom is a mega-budget period thriller that is based on true events. Said to be a high-end espionage thriller, this flick will reportedly follow one of India’s forgotten heroes. Bell Bottom is co-written by Aseem Arora and Pervez Shaikhand.
Akshay Is Awaiting The Release Of Sooryavanshi And Laxmmi Bomb
Akshay Kumar is still waiting for the box office release of Rohit Shetty’s cop drama Sooryavanshi, which also stars Katrina Kaif. The film was all set to hit the screens in March-end but was later postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic throwing everything out of order. Another film of Akshay that is in line for release, is the horror-comedy Laxmmi Bomb, co-starring Kiara Advani, which will reportedly make its premiere on an OTT platform. Akshay Kumar will also be seen in Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re, sharing the screen space with Sara Ali Khan and south actor Dhanush.
Seeing the trend of OTT releases, it seems that filmmakers have made themselves comfortable with the coronavirus reality that small budget flicks can be released on OTT platforms with good returns while big-budget releases shall wait for theatres to open to have their premiere.