Yes, it has been confirmed by the filmmakers that Kriti Sanon has been roped in to play the leading lady in Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Bachchan Pandey’.
Just a few months back, Akshay Kumar made an official announcement about Bachchan Pandey in which he plays the titular role. This flick will be helmed by Farhad Samji and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. But there was one thing absent, yes, the name of the leading lady. The makers did not announce the female lead. But the wait is over, the leading lady for Akshay has been finalized & it’s none other than his Housefull 4 co-star Kriti Sanon. This will be Kriti’s 2nd project with Akshay & Farhad, while the 3rd one with Sajid as she made her debut with Heropanti opposite Tiger Shroff.
Unable to get a hold on her excitement on being a part of Bachchan Pandey, Kriti told Mumbai Mirror,
, “I had a blast working with them in Housefull 4 and super excited that we will be collaborating again. It’s my third film with Sajid sir and again, a very entertaining one.”
While Sajid’s words were,
“Akshay and Kriti’s pairing delighted the audience in Housefull 4. I have seen her grow as an actor since Heropanti and I feel that she can pull off this role alongside Akshay.”
When Bachchan Pandey was officially announced filmmakers revealed the release date to be Christmas 2020. But rumors suggest that the release date will be changed as Aamir Khan is releasing Laal Singh Chaddha on the same day, in order to avoid any business loss on box office. As now days even big titles flop and small budget flicks make it big. And it has been proven that a box office clash is not in the best interest of any party.
Meanwhile, Producer Sajid went on to call Bachchan Pandey as ‘an entertaining ride in Christmas next year’ while talking to Mumbai Mirror.
The film is set to enter the production phase in February next year & is likely to be shot in a start-to-finish schedule.