Neeraj Pandey's Special 26 with Akshay Kumar was critically acclaimed and also did good business at the box office. Now as Neeraj is planning another flick, a thriller, he has only Akshay Kumar in mind for the lead role.
The director has also finalized the leading lady for the flick, and for the first time Akshay will be seen opposite the Chashme Baddoor actress Taapsee Pannu. The dimpled lassie is cast to play an undercover agent along with Akki. This will be Taapsee Pannu’s second Bollywood film. Though her debut received a lukewarm response at the BO, the actress is getting Bollywood offers.
Neeraj Pandey’s next will also require a second female lead. The other role will be of Akshay's wife and the director is yet to cast an actress. The untitled movie will go on the floors by the end of May and will be shot in Nepal and Istanbul to begin with.
This piece of news must have pleased the fans of Akshay Kumar as most of them strongly wish to see him doing a thriller, and with someone like Neeraj Pandey at the helm of affairs the movie indeed seems promising.