|After working with young faces like Sonakshi Sinha and Kajal Aggarwal, actor Akshay Kumar has taken a shine to the Himmatwala actress Tamannaah. The actor will star opposite Tamannah in a new film to be produced by Ramesh Taurani.
Tamannaah Bhatia who is now a big name down south, is hoping to make it big in Bollywood through Himmatwala in which she is essaying a role made popular by Sridevi, and now she has another big reason to celebrate. Even before her film with Ajay Devgn releases next month, she has landed another plum project opposite Akshay Kumar, to be produced by Ramesh Taurani of Tips. The writer duo Sajid and Farhad will direct the film which is expected to roll by the year-end.
“Tamannaah is working with Akshay’s close friend Sajid Khan and the promos of Himmatwala are already on air. After seeing the promos, Taurani and Akshay decided to cast her in the lead role,” a source tells a tabloid.
Though Akshay Kumar is busy with other projects, he has given a go-ahead to Sajid-Farhad’s script which again is going to be a mass entertainer. The writer duo Sajid and Farhad have penned films like Golmaal, Singham, Double Dhamaal, Houseful 2 and Bol Bachchan among others.
Tamannaah apparently was also in talks with the makers of Heropanti to play the lead opposite Tiger Shroff, but the deal couldn’t be sealed as the makers changed their mind and decided to hunt for a fresh face instead of signing a known actress.
Interestingly, like Tamannaah, Akshay Kumar too is a Bhatia. So, be ready to see Bhatia romancing Bhatia on big screen.