Akshay Kumar is still riding high after the success of his latest film Bell Bottom. The film, which celebrated the re-opening of theatres following the second Covid-19 wave, has performed more than anticipated at the box office. Kumar’s next film, we’ve learned, has already been set. According to Bollywood Hungama, Akshay Kumar will appear alongside Sonakshi Sinha in filmmaker Mudassar Aziz’s comedy titled 2XL.
“Mudassar Aziz is pretty busy; thanks to the Covid-19 lockdown he has been working on multiple scripts. But yes he has finalized one and intends on commencing work as soon as possible, confirms a source to BH.
“The film is question has been titled 2XL and will be produced by Ashwin Varde. In terms of casting for 2XL the filmmaker has signed on Akshay Kumar for the lead, while Sonakshi Sinha is likely to be paired opposite him,” the source adds.
The source also reveals about the film and what to expect from it. He says, “Akshay Kumar will be seen playing a rather unconventional role. In fact, as the title suggests 2XL, Kumar will be seen as an obese character somewhat on the lines of the Hollywood Eddie Murphy film Nutty Professor. Interestingly, the last time someone played an obese character in a Bollywood film was Anil Kapoor in the film Badhaai Ho Badhaai. Much like his character’s weighty issues, Kumar will face the same.”
“An international make-up and prosthetics artists is being roped in for the film. The makers do not want to leave any effort in ensuring they get everything right. No one has been locked yet for this, but it will happen soon. Once done, the rest of the work on the film will be wrapped up since the makers are looking to commence shooting in March 2022,” the source told the portal.