"I can't wait to reunite with Akshay once again."
Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is the newest addition to action entertainer Bachchan Pandey.
She has joined Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon and Arshad Warsi on this fun ride being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.
The movie is a Bollywood remake of 2014 Tamil film Veeram which starred South Indian cinema actors Ajith Kumar and Tamannaah.
Directed by Farhad Samji, the Bollywood remake’s shoot is scheduled to start in January 2021.
In Bachchan Pandey, Akshay Kumar plays a gangster who aspires to be an actor.
The actor recently dropped his first look from the highly-anticipated action-comedy.
In a lungi, a stack of gold chains, tilak on the mastak and a nunchaku, Akshay Kumar had let our imagination go on a field trip.
Bachchan Pandey seems to be different from Bollywood’s regular masala entertainment films.
The film is also a reunion of sorts where Kumar is collaborating with his Housefull 4 director Farahad Samji and co-actress Kriti Sanon.
Kriti will be playing the role of a journalist who harbours dreams of becoming a film director in the upcoming movie.
Arshad Warsi was recently roped in to play the role of Bachchan Pandey’s friend.
Bachchan Pandey also marks Sajid Nadiadwala’s 10th collaboration with Akshay Kumar.
Now the creator has roped in Jacqueline Fernandez, another Housefull 4 actress to star in the coming film as well.
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Jacqueline shared her excitement with being a part of the project, and working with the producer, saying:
“I was very new to the industry when I did the ‘Dhanno’ song in Housefull for Nadiad and our bond and friendship goes way back then.
“I am elated to be back working with him and Bachchan Pandey will mark our 8th film together after Judwaa and Housefull series.
“I can’t wait to reunite with Akshay once again. It’s a crazy mad ride always with him and I am sure we will have a blast together.”
Speaking about the shooting schedule, Jacqueline added:
“I’m looking forward to beginning the shoot in January with them.
“I can’t spill the beans on my character yet but I can tell you it’s a totally different avatar.
“This film will be an altogether different experience for us as we would be shooting in the new normal owing to the on-going pandemic.
“But as we say the show must go on.
“With the precautions and norms for Covid -19 which would be taken care of, I am extremely excited to be in my Happy Place with Sajid, Akshay and have a gala time.”
Not much is known about Jacqueline’s role in the film. However, it is being said that she has a pivotal part in furthering the story of the gangster.