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Confirmed! Vaani Kapoor cast in Bell Bottom opposite Akshay Kumar

The period film, directed by Ranjit Tiwari, is due to be released on 2 April 2021.

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Vaani Kapoor has signed on to her next film role as she officially joins the cast of Bell Bottom (2021) starring Akshay Kumar. Before the lockdown was announced in March, there were rumours that the actress would be playing the star’s wife in the period thriller, but nothing was confirmed back then.

Today, the producers confirmed that the actress would be a part of the film. Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Nikkhil Advani, the film is expected to begin shooting later this year.

Kapoor said in a statement, "I am elated to share the screen space with Akshay sir. I am also thrilled to partner with the whole team who have already made me feel at home at this initial stage of our film. Hoping that this excitement will translate beautifully on screen.”

The period thriller, based on real-life events, is directed by Ranjit Tiwari, and co-written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh. Kumar takes on the role of an Indian spy for the film set in the 1980s.   

“The female lead in Bell Bottom has to be in sync with Akshay sir's screen persona. The role is meaty and I am confident that Vaani will ace this one,” co-producer Jackky Bhagnani added.

Bell Bottom is sticking by its original release date of 2 April 2021.

Kapoor, who was last seen in the blockbuster War (2019), is also starring in Samshera with Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. The film was originally due to be released this year, but with the current situation, it is likely that the film will be delayed until next year.