MUMBAI: After much speculations about the leading lady of Akshay Kumar's spy-thriller 'Bell Bottom', we finally have the name. Actress Vaani Kapoor will be playing the lead role opposite Kumar and this will be the first time that the duo will be collaborating on-screen.
Yes, latest reports in Mumbai Mirror states that the 'Shudh Desi Romance' actress has bagged the role and will be an integral part of the movie (we hope not as integral as she was in the movie 'War'). The full-fledged role in the movie is a big opportunity for the actress to prove her caliber.
Earlier, it was reported that Kriti Sanon's sister Nupur Sanon will be debuting in the movies with this one. She also starred in the music video "Filhall" alongside Khiladi Kumar which received much appreciation. This song was the debut for both the actors in a music video.
According to the same reports, Kapoor will be playing Akshay's spouse in the movie and the look tests for the character will begin soon. However, there has been no official statement from the makers amid the coronavirus fears.
'Bell Bottom' is set in the 80s era. Kumar's look was revealed a few months ago and looked dapper in the character of a spy. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, the movie is an espionage thriller and is based on real-life events of India's one of the forgotten heroes. It was also reported that the movie is a remake of a Kannada film but later it was said that the movie is a new story with an original screenplay.
It was to release on 22nd January 2021 but when Akshay's another upcoming film 'Bachchan Pandey' grabbed the same release date, 'Bell Bottom' got shifted to 2nd April 2021.