Sooryavanshi that has an announced release date of Eid in the year 2020, is very much expected to clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah featuring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt. But Kat is sure that Salman is not going to let the collision of these two big ticket films clash at the box office. Probably Kat is right as Salman has such an aura that nobody can refuse him a favor.
After making it big as the mother in Badhaai Ho, actress Neena Gupta will be portraying the role of Akshay Kumar’s mother in Sooryavanshi. And filmmaker Rohit Shetty has found the antagonist for his cop-drama, Abhimanyu Singh. This 39-year-old, who made his B-town debut in 2001, has already kickstarted the shoot for Shetty’s film. This third movie in Rohit’s cop universe now stars Akshay, Katrina Kaif, Abhimanyu Singh and Neena Gupta in lead roles.
When asked the question that how he bagged a role opposite Akshay Kumar, Singh informed Mumbai Mirror,
“It began when Rohit sir saw my 2017 Tamil action-thriller Theeran, which was based on a true story. It was a big hit in which I had played a villain with heroic shades. He liked my performance in that film and thought that I would fit the role of the baddie in Sooryavanshi. It so happens that I live near Rohit sir’s office and one day, he called me over and congratulated me for bagging the part.”
Abhimanyu who had also appeared in Ram Leela in the past mentioned that his character is unpredictable and deadly.
“It’s an interesting role. Akshay sir and I have known each other for a while now and it has been a great shoot from the first day. It was a serious scene and we had to complete it in a day, which we did. It was lovely shooting with Akshay sir and Rohit sir made me feel as if we have known each other for years.”
Meanwhile coming back to Sooryavanshi, it is the reunification of Kat and Akki on-screen after a long 9-year gap. They last played an on-screen couple in Tees Maar Khan. After 10-12 days long Mumbai schedule is complete, both Akshay and Rohit will head to Bangkok to shoot the actor’s introductory scene. And for the following scenes, both the cast and crew of Sooryavanshi will be present at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad followed by a brief shoot in Goa.