After sharing the screen in Housefull 4, the handsome Akshay Kumar and the gorgeous Kriti Sanon are all set to join hands once again. Backed by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Farhad Samji, their film has been titled Bachchan Pandey and the first look posters have left fans super excited. While it was initially touted to be an official remake of Veeram, a few months ago the script was reportedly changed and now it’s a remake of Jigarthanda. Well, latest reports have revealed that contrary to earlier buzz, Kriti will not be playing the role of a journalist in the film.
In a report shared by Pinkvilla, a source was quoted saying, “Bachchan Pandey is actually a remake of Jigarthanda that starred Bobby Simha, Lakshmi Menon and Siddharth. The makers Sajid Nadiadwala had been planning to initially remake the film with a different case and at that point, Bachchan Pandey was supposed to be remake of Veeram. Now, the whole script has changed and they have reversed the gender of Siddharth’s role in the remake.”
So what exactly is Kriti’s character in Bachchan Pandey? Well, the beauty will play the role of a director who meets a dreaded gangster, portrayed by Akshay, as part of her research on a film on gangsterism. Not a journalist! Kriti will reportedly be playing the same role as essayed by Siddharth in Jigarthanda. The source went on to add, “Akki plays Bobby’s part whereas a leading lady will be roped in as his love interest in the film. Keeping the essence of the film, the makers have tweaked the script a bit and adapted it into a Hindi screenplay.”
Well, this sounds very exciting but the wait is excruciatingly long as Bachchan Pandey is expected to go on floors in January next year. Let’s hope it’s worth the wait!