The year 2020 is going to be the year of Akshay Kumar. The Bollywood actor has added another film to his roster of releases next year, which goes by the name Bachchan Pandey. Akshay Kumar is all set to don a new avatar for Sajid Nadiadwala's upcoming production and he recently took to social media to share with his fans, the first look of the film. Bachchan Pandey is slated for release on Christmas 2020 and will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Farhad Samji. And now, fans can see what they will be treated to when the film hits the big screens this winter.
Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter account where he shared his first look from the film and fans went into frenzy. “Coming on Christmas 2020! In & As #BachchanPandey. In #SajidNadiadwala’s Next, directed by @farhad_samji,” Akshay wrote in his tweet to accompany the picture.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 26, 2019
In the picture, Akshay Kumar can be seen in a small, blue lungi and is wearing multiple gold chains around his neck. With sandalwood paste on his forehead and a vermillion tika, Akshay Kumar has completely changed his avatar for the film. He can also be seen carrying nunchucks in the picture.
After the announcement of the film’s release, it has come to light that the film will clash with Aamir Khan’s Lal Singh Chaddha; which is a remake of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. It will also likely clash with Ajay Devgan and Ranbir Kapoor’s film, Luv Ranjan. The announcement of the film has come as a huge surprise for fans and some have even termed it a ‘fabulous surprise’.
Earlier, there were rumours that the 51-year-old actor had opted out of Sajid Nadiadwala's Land of Lungi because of date issues, and Shah Rukh Khan was being considered and approached for the film. However, going by latest developments, it seems Akshay and Sajid have joined hands for Bachchan Pandey.
With Bachchan Pandey, Akshay is returning to masala entertainer. Talking about the film, a source said, "It's entertaining and extremely massy. Akshay has recently shot for the film's poster too. While there are many social dramas he's known for, this will be in a completely Rowdy Rathore space. It's a fun potboiler where Akki will playing to the plexes."
Akshay, who is currently awaiting the release of Mission Mangal, will soon begin shooting for Bachchan Pandey. The film is set to hit the screens on Christmas 2020.