‘Bachchan Pandey’ makers have now roped in another Bollywood superstar to the ensemble cast. The versatile cast of Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Arshad Warsi now brings Jacqueline Fernandez aboard for this fun ride.
Jacqueline excitedly shares, “I was very new to the industry when I did the ‘Dhanno’ song in ‘Housefull’ for Nadiad and our bond & friendship goes way back then. I am elated to be back working with him and ‘Bachchan Pandey’ will mark our 8th film together after ‘Judwaa’ and ‘Housefull’ series. I can’t wait to reunite with Akshay once again. It’s a crazy mad ride always with him and I am sure we will have a blast together.”
Talking about the shooting schedule, she shares, “I’m looking forward to beginning the shoot in January with them. I can’t spill the beans on my character yet but I can tell you it’s a totally different avatar. This film will be an altogether different experience for us as we would be shooting in the new normal owing to the on-going pandemic but as we say the show must go on. With the precautions and norms for Covid -19 which would be taken care of, I am extremely excited to be at my ‘Happy Place’ with Sajid, Akshay and have a gala time.”
She further adds, “I have just finished shooting for a film while the other one is going on and I’m set to roll for ‘Bachchan Pandey’ soon post which I’ll be back with Nadiad directing Salman & Myself for ‘Kick 2’.”
Directed by Farhad Samji, ‘Bachchan Pandey’ will be reportedly shot in places like Gadisar Lake and Jaisalkot in Jaisalmer from the first week of January 2021.
Akshay Kumar’s eponymous character ‘Bachchan Pandey’ is a gangster who aspires to be an actor. Meanwhile, Kriti Sanon will essay the role of a journalist, who harbours dreams of becoming a film director. Recently, Arshad Warsi has been roped in to play the role of ‘Bachchan Pandey’s friend, and now Jacqueline. It definitely seems like a madcap film, to say the least. ‘Bachchan Pandey’ also marks Sajid Nadiadwala’s 10th collaboration with Akshay Kumar.