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Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar get ready for R Balki’s next

The Shamitabh director, who wants work with Amitabh Bachchan in all his films, will begin his next production in 2017.

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Sonal Pandya

R Balki directed his muse Amitabh Bachchan in three of the four films he’s directed and even found a way for him to appear in his 2016 release, Ki & Ka. It seems only natural that Balki begins his next production with Bachchan in mind.

This time around though, Balki is thinking of casting Akshay Kumar in a pivotal role alongside Bachchan. Mumbai Mirror newspaper has reported that the filmmaker met with Kumar for a narration and the star was eager to work on the film.

Kumar was a frequent collaborator in Bachchan’s films in the early 2000s, working with him in six films. However, the last time the two were in a film was for Rajkumar Santoshi’s Family: Ties of Blood, 10 years ago.

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Balki, who is a producer on wife Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi which releases this week, will begin the yet-untitled film next year.