Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia aka Akshay Kumar is known as the most dynamic superstar of Bollywood. Akshay Kumar started his career with Saugandh which came in 1991 and was a big flop. Abbas-Mustan’s Suspense-thriller Khiladi which came in 1992 was a big hit and Akki earned the title of Khiladi Kumar since then. After that, Akki did several other action movies and earned the image of action-hero in Bollywood.
When Akshay Kumar became an established actor in Bollywood, he started experimenting with more genres. Comedy flick Hera Pheri completely transformed his image and he started doing more comedy movies and gave back to back hits like Garam Masala (2005), Deewane Huye Pagal (2006), Bhagam Bhaag (2006) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007). Since then there have been many ups and downs in his career but he has never stopped working hard and experimenting with new roles.
Here are the upcoming Akshay Kumar movies that are releasing in 2018 and 2019:
Padman – 9th Feb 2018
Padman is Akshay Kumar starer comedy drama movie directed by R.Balki. The movie is based on the book written by Twinkle Khanna named The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, which is based on the life of social activist Arunachal Muruganantham from Tamil Nadu who is responsible for creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine. He is the person responsible for revolutionizing the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India. The movie also has Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in the lead roles. The film is all set to hit the theatres this Republic Day.
2.0 –(13th April 2018, Postponed Again)
‘2.0’ is probably the most awaited movie of the Indian Cinema right now. The movie is the sequel to S. Shankar’s 2010 film Enthiran. It’s the first Indian film which is completely shot in 3D and is the seventh most expensive non-English movie with a production budget of over $70 million (about 4.5 billion INR). The movie will feature Superstar Rajnikanth, Amy Jackson, and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. The release date of the movie is once again pushed further from 13th April 2018 and now it is postponed by two-three months.
Gold – 15th August 2018
Gold is an upcoming Indian sports movie starring Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy in lead roles. The movie is based on the life of Hockey player Balbir Singh, who was one of the team member of the Indian Hockey Team who won the Olympic Gold in 1948. The movie will be directed by Reema Kagti.
Crack – TBA
Crack is another Akshay Kumar starer mystery/crime movie coming out this year. The release date is yet to be announced but seems like it won’t be coming before October. Neeraj Pandey is directing the movie.
Five – TBA
Five is an upcoming psychological-thriller movie in which we will see Akshay Kumar in five different avatars The movie will be directed by Omung Kumar who is famous for directing movies like Mary Kom and Sarbjit. The movie will be shot in locations like Great Britain.
Mogul is an upcoming biographical film based on the life of T-Series Music Label founder Gulshan Kumar. Earlier the movie was supposed to be released this year but will now release in 2019. Akshay Kumar will play Gulshan Kumar in the film and it will be directed by Subhash Kapoor.
Akshay and AR Murugadoss are going to work together again and this time it will be a remake of the famous Tamil blockbuster Kaththi. Akki and AR Murugadoss have previously worked together in Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty which was the remake of Tamil movie Thupakki. Akshay Kumar will play a double role in the movie, one of a thug and the other of a post-graduate student. The release date has not been announced yet.
Kesari – Holi 2019
Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar have finally joined hands to co-produce an epic film based on the Battle of Saragarhi. The movie will be directed by Anurag Singh and will star Akki and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles. The production of the movie has is all set to release on Holi, 2019. Akki is donning the avatar of a Sikh for the third time in his career after Singh is King and Sing is Bling.
Housefull 4 – Diwali 2019
Housefull franchise is getting its fourth installment and Sajid Khan will be directing the movie. Akshay Kumar will have Ritesh Deshmukh alongside him. Sanjay Dutt and John Abraham were also rumored to be cast in the film. Seems like we have to wait a little bit to see who all are going to be a part of the cast this time. The movie is set to release on Diwali, 2019.
Vivegam Hindi Remake (Land of Lungi)
The Ajith Kumar starrer Vivegam will have a Hindi remake and Akshay Kumar will reprise the role of Ajith Kumar in the movie which will be called Land of Lungi. There is no official announcement has been made yet.