With the Raj Mehta-directed Good Newwz, Akshay Kumar delivered one of the year’s best films, which received critical accolades as well as popular adulation. The Khiladi Kumar is scheduled to reconnect with Raj Mehta for his third directorial, which will be produced by Karan Johar, three years after the high concept comedy. It will go on floors the following year.
“Right after the success of Good Newwz, Raj and Akshay had discussed the idea of collaborating yet again. After discussing various subjects, they have finally zeroed in on something that’s completely different from what they explored in their first collaboration. The yet untitled film falls in the dramatic space with a strong dose of emotions,” revealed a source close to the development to Pinkvilla.
Once Akshay is finished shooting Cinderella, Oh My God 2, and Ram Setu, the film is likely to start shooting in January/February of next year. Pre-production work has already begun, and the filmmakers are looking into shooting the film in a variety of places, with the United Kingdom being at the top of the list.
“Karan and Akshay too have a great equation and the producer is planning multiple projects with the Khiladi going forward. One of those is this Raj Mehta directorial,” the source added.
When it comes to Akshay Kumar’s filmography, he is by far the busiest actor in Bollywood, having films such as Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj, Atrangi Re, Bachchan Pandey, Raksha Bandhan, Ram Setu, and Oh My God 2 in his kitty. From the month of March 2022, he is anticipated to begin his digital debut, The End on Amazon Prime. A comedy film starring Priyadarshan is also in the works, although the shooting schedule has yet to be determined.