BREAKING: Will Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar come together for Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi?
Ever since Rohit Shetty and Akshay Kumar announced their next project together, Bollywood has been agog with curiosity as to who will play the star’s romantic lead. While there have been reports that Shetty’s Sooryavanshi is actually a remake of Malayalam blockbuster film Action Hero Biju, nobody from production has confirmed the news. Recently, there was speculation that Pooja Hegde has been pencilled in to play the female lead but the filmmaker had denied it to the media saying that the script has not been finalised and that they’ve not locked in any actress as yet. Now we have come to know that Katrina Kaif is being considered to play the female lead in Sooryavanshi and been approached for the same. If Katrina comes on board it will mean a reunion of the hit Jodi after nine years as their last movie was Tees Maar Khan (2010). Interestingly, Katrina Kaif, who comes usually for the screening of her close friends, was spotted at Vicky Kaushal’s trial of Uri – The Surgical Strike along with Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty last week.
Says a trade source, “Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif have delivered many blockbusters at the box office and their pair is an extremely popular one with fans and at the box office. While Tees Maar Khan was their last movie together, they have been approached by many filmmakers to do a movie together but Katrina has turned them down as she’s been looking for a strong role opposite Akshay. Akshay will be seen in the role of ATS officer Veer Sooryavanshi in this comedy-drama film apparently, the actress 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. It’s a strong role and Katrina is definitely being considered as one of the options and approached for the same. It’s all very hush-hush right now till everything is finalised.”
The source adds, “Rohit has not worked with Katrina before and last year too there was talk that the actress was in talks with the filmmaker for Simmba but it fizzled out. This time Katrina may find it tough to say no as Rohit Shetty is now the first Bollywood director whose eight consecutive films (with Simmba) have earned over Rs. 100 crore at the box office and every actor and actress is vying to work with him. Katrina is yet to sign a film after Bharat so her dates diary is open at present. Sooryavanshi shoot starts from mid-2019 and Bharat would have released by then.”
Rohit Shetty when contacted says, “It’s not true. We are still working on the script.”
If one remembers, Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar had a mini reunion in Mumbai last year when he was shooting last year at YRF studios and she had dropped in to meet him. There was speculation then that she was being considered for Kesari. The had posted on Instagram to share the picture that has gone viral on the internet. Katrina wrote, “Akshay… you were right you take better pics than me… finally a picture together after a long time…. Love you Akshay Kumar.”
It remains to be seen whether the hit jodi of Akshay-Katrina will come together with blockbuster filmmaker Rohit Shetty. Only time will tell
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