This is her second pairing with the actor after the recently released Housefull 4 (2019).
Kriti Sanon cast opposite Akshay Kumar for Bachchan Pandey
Mumbai - 13 Nov 2019 11:43 IST
Kriti Sanon has been roped in opposite Akshay Kumar in Bachchan Pandey (2020). This is the second time she is starring alongside the actor after Housefull 4 (2019), which was this year’s Diwali release. Bachchan Pandey is directed by Farhad Samji and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson.
The banner made the announcement on their Twitter page saying, “We’re extremely happy and elated to announce the charming Kriti Sanon is here to make our Christmas 2020 merrier than ever! Welcome back to the NGEFamily with Bachchan Pandey!”
We’re extremely happy and elated to announce the charming @kritisanon is here to make our Christmas 2020 merrier than ever! 😍— Nadiadwala Grandson (@NGEMovies) November 13, 2019
Welcome back to the #NGEFamily with #BachchanPandey! 🔥@akshaykumar #SajidNadiadwala @farhad_samji @WardaNadiadwala pic.twitter.com/nTk14hlILq
Sanon replied to the tweet saying, “Thrilled and beyond excited for this reunion!! This Christmas is gonna be indeed a Merry Merry one! Can’t wait to start Bachchan Pandey.”
Thrilled and beyond excited for this reunion!! 👏🏻🎊💃🏻 This Christmas is gonna be indeed a Merry Merry one! Can’t wait to start #BachchanPandey 🤗 #SajidSir @akshaykumar @farhad_samji @WardaNadiadwala 💞💞💞 https://t.co/ZNfju63DMy— Kriti Sanon (@kritisanon) November 13, 2019
This is the third time that the actress is collaborating with the banner after Heropanti (2014), which was her debut, and Housefull 4. Sanon also gave her reaction to the tabloid Mumbai Mirror. “I had a blast working with them in Housefull 4 and super excited that we will be collaborating again. It's my third film with Sajid sir and again, a very entertaining one,” she said.
Akshay recently did a music single called ‘Filhall’ with Kriti’s sister Nupur Sanon.
Sharing the reason for casting Sanon, producer Nadiadwala told the publication, “Akshay and Kriti’s pairing delighted the audience in Housefull 4. I have seen her grow as an actor since Heropanti and I feel, she can pull off this role alongside Akshay.”
Sanon also has another big project coming up in the form of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat, which will release on 6 December.
The publication also mentioned that currently the script is been given final touches which will follow with preparations. The movie will be shot in India.
Bachchan Pandey will be released on Christmas 2020. The film will clash with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha (2020) which is an official remake of Forrest Gump (1994).