Release date announced for Akshay Kumar’s Bachchan Pandey
The makers of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bachchan Pandey’ have announced that the film will be releasing on January 26, 2022. The star has also shared a new photo of the menacing look he will be sporting in the film. Farhad Samji is directing the film and it is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala
Initially, ‘Bachchan Pandey’ was rumoured to to be the remake of hit Tamil film ‘Veeram’ but later it was reported that the makers are instead planning to remake ‘Jigarthanda’, also a hit film. Rajkummar Rao, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon were the original choices but things didn’t fall in place then. Now, they are reviving the film as ‘Bachchan Pandey’, making some changes to suit the sensibilities of the Hindi audience.
‘Jigarthanda’ directed by Karthik Subbaraj is an unusual gangster-comedy starring Siddharth, Bobby Simha and Lakshmi in the leads. The film was a big success and enjoys a cult status today. Bobby had also won a National award for his performance in the film. In the Hindi version, the makers are planning a role reversal with Kriti and Akshay playing the lead leads. While Akshay will be seen playing Bobby Simha’s gangster character, Kriti will be reprising the filmmaker’s role done by Siddharth. Jacqueline Fernandez and Arshad Warsi are also part of the main cast.