You already heard that Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff, both popularly and independently known for their own brands of action, are likely to do Ali Abbas Zafar’s big-scale film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan this year. Now PeepingMoon.com can confirm this is indeed happening. And both Akshay and Tiger are doing the first photoshoot for this film today.
Ali, whose last real big film was Salman Khan’s Bharat in 2019, had apparently been planning a massively mounted two-hero action film for a long time. He had locked a script that did justice to the casting of two big action heroes. Akshay and Tiger liked his narration and immediately agreed to do this action spectacle that will go on the floors this year for a release in 2023.
It’s a pairing that is as unusual as it is exciting and Bollywood will be excited to see how it pans out. Funnily, there is a big difference in the ages of these two big superstars. Tiger was born in 1990 which is when Akshay was just making his Bollywood entry with Saugandh. The Khiladi shares a special bond with Tiger’s father Jackie ‘Dada’ Shroff with whom he made Brothers in 2015.
Age is not a factor that affects Akshay. His last film, Aanand L Rai’s musical romantic drama Atrangi Re, paired the actor who is 54 opposite Sara Ali Khan who is 26. Before Bade Miyan Chote Miyan goes on the floor, Akshay will reportedly shoot for Dharma Productions’ remake of Driving License and then Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s biographical Gorkha based on the life of Indian Army war hero Major General Ian Cardozo.
Ali’s directorial will be similar to the Bade Miyan Chote Miyan that David Dhawan made in 1988 with Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda alongside Raveena Tandon and Ramya Krishnan. That was an outrageous comedy. And while Ali’s Bade Miyan Chote Miyan is going to be a full-blown action film, it will have several light moments because Akshay is known to mix comedy with action.
Akshay has a schedule packed with multiple releases scheduled for the coming months. His period drama Prithviraj by Chandraprakash Dwivedi which was to release on Republic Day and is now postponed, will be the first. After that Akshay has Sajid Nadiadwala’s Bachchan Pandey, Aanand L Rai’s Raksha Bandhan, Vikram Malhotra’s Ram Setu, Amit Rai’s Oh My God 2, and the Ratsasan remake.