Akshay Kumar was recently seen in the historic drama Samrat Prithviraj. The actor has now moved to his next projects, one of them being a remake of Suriya starrer Soorarai Pottru. Post wrapping Soorarai Pottru Akshay will next move on to another biopic. This time around he will be seen playing the role of Jaswant Singh Gill.
Akshay Kumar will be seen in Tinu Suresh Desai’s rescue drama, Capsule Gill. It is produced by Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment and Ajay Kapoor’s Kyta Productions. The movie features Parineeti Chopra as the female lead.
As reported by sources to Peepingmoon.com, “Akshay Kumar will start shooting for Capsule Gill on July 4th in the UK. The film is set against the backdrop of the 1989 Raniganj coal mining disaster and sees Akshay essaying the role of a former additional chief mining engineer, Jaswant Singh Gill. He had spearheaded the historic rescue operation and saved the lives of 64 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine.”
Sources added, “The pre-production and all have been completed and the team will fly to the UK on June 29th to kick-start filming on July 4th. Akshay will shoot there till July 31st and then return to India for the promotion of Raksha Bandhan, which releases in theatres on August 11th. He will resume shooting for this film in September in Mumbai, followed by two short schedules in Raigarh and Raniganj later this year.”
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Capsule Gill also features, Ananth Mahadevan, Varun Badola, and Rajesh Sharma in pivotal roles.