Rohit Shetty’s upcoming movie in his successful cop universe, Sooryavanshi is doing the rounds on the internet for one thing or the other but up until now, no leading lady was cast in the film. Several reports suggested that it could be Katrina Kaif, for the team was keen on bringing back the super duo of Akshay Kumar and Katrina on the big screen after a long time.
Well, now the reports have been finally confirmed by the producer of the movie, Karan Johar. Karan took to twitter to officially announce the Sooryavanshi girl; that is Katrina. Here’s what he posted:
“Welcoming the #Sooryavanshi girl on board, #KatrinaKaif! Releasing on Eid 2020! @akshaykumar #RohitShetty #HirooYashJohar #ArunaBhatia @apoorvamehta18 @RelianceEnt @RSPicturez #CapeOfGoodFilms @DharmaMovies,”
First, the role was rumored to go to Pooja Hegde of Mohenjodaro fame, but then the makers denied it and it went to Katrina. A source earlier 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 in 2010 and after big 9 years, their pairing will be revamped in Sooryavanshi.
The movie is also most probable to clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s unconventional love story Inshallah starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt. Both the movie release date remains to be Eid 2020 and if that happens, not only the two leading actors Salman and Akshay lock horns but it would also be a first face-off between Salman and Katrina at the box office.
A source regarding this clash had said,
“If this happens, it will be a win-win situation for the audience as they will be spoilt for choice and can look forward to not one but two star-studded films during Eid. But it will be interesting to see how the stand-off between Sallu and Kat pans out, considering both the actors are close friends.”
About the movie, Pinkvilla earlier 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.”
On the work front, Katrina Kaif will be seen next in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat opposite Salman Khan this year on Eid, on June 5. And Akshay Kumar will be next seen in Good News with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, and Kiara Advani.