Versatile actor Pankaj Tripathi who is highly praised for his uncommon choices is now teaming up once again with Sajid Nadiadwala for Bachchan Pandey after working together in Super 30 & 83’.
This will be the first time that Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi will be sharing screen space together. A source close to the development said, “While Kriti & Pankaj have worked earlier in Lukka Chuppi. Pankaj & Akshay will be teaming up for the first time. Both are known for their comic timing and unusual choices and one cannot wait to see the creativity that both these actors create on screen. Pankaj will be joining Akshay, Kriti, Jacqueline & Arshad in Jaisalmer from January onwards.”
BACHCHAN PANDEY... #PankajTripathi joins the cast of #BachchanPandey... Stars #AkshayKumar, #ArshadWarsi, #JacquelineFernandez and #KritiSanon... Shoot begins Jan 2021 in #Jaisalmer... Directed by #FarhadSamji... Produced by #SajidNadiadwala. pic.twitter.com/QxM37aV4zs
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 14, 2020
He further added, “It was Sajid Sir & Farhad Sir’s idea to rope him for a pivotal role which will add a lot of humour to the storyline. It’s a huge ensemble cast which will be shooting together for 90 days, it’s going to be a roller coaster ride.”
Akshay plays a gangster in the film, while Kriti plays a journalist. The twist in tale occurs when the two characters meet and discover their common passion for cinema. Bachchan Pandey will be set for release in 2021.