Buzz has it that superstar Akshay Kumar has consented to headline an upcoming period drama film, which is being planned by one of the most premier moviemaking banners in Bollywood, Yash Raj Films.
Though there has been no official confirmation on reports of Akki starring in the movie, insiders claim that the project is indeed in the making and a massive set is being built in a Mumbai studio.
According to reports, well-known filmmaker Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi has been entrusted with the responsibility of helming the untitled film. If all goes well, the makers will begin production from February 2019 and the movie is scheduled to hit screens in early 2020.
After locking Akshay, the makers are now looking at finalizing the remaining star cast.
If Akshay is indeed a part of the upcoming period drama with Yash Raj Films, it will mark his return to the production house after a massive gap of a decade. The last Yash Raj Films’ venture Akki starred in was Tashan, which released in 2008.
Interestingly, Akshay is already doing a period drama with Dharma Productions. Titled Kesari, the film is set to release on Holi, next year. His upcoming release Gold also has a period setting.