Bollywood is buzzing with the news that superstar Akshay Kumar has signed a three-film deal with Yash Raj Films, one of the leading film producing studios across India. If reports turn out to be true, Kumar will be reuniting with the banner after a decade. His last film for YRF was Tashan, which hit the marquee in 2008 and put up a moderate show at the cash counter.
According to a source, “Akshay Kumar and Aditya Chopra have been discussing on the possibility of working together for a long time, and finally, things have fallen in place. There are three scripts, for which YRF is in talks with Akshay Kumar, and one of them will go on floors next year. In all possibilities, the first film from the deal will release during the Republic Day 2020 weekend.”
The source goes on to add that YRF has decided to go ahead with one project at a time and the first movie of the pact will be a biopic on emperor Prithviraj Chauhan. “All the three scripts are extremely exciting, but the production house will be taking one film at a time. If all goes as planned, the first film to go on floors with be Prithviraj Chauhan’s biopic. Akshay Kumar is also in talks for Shimit Amin’s next which is a two-hero film, and apart from Akshay Kumar, even Ayushmann Khurrana is in talks for the same. The third film has been kept under wraps as of now and will be announced only after the first film from the deal releases.”
Akshay Kumar, who was last seen in Pad Man (2018), already has almost half a dozen movies in his pocket. If talks about his three-film deal with YRF are true, the actor is going to be super busy in coming few years.