After starring together in a score of successful movies like ‘Ajnabee’ (2001), ‘Aitraaz’ (2004), and ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ (2009), Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor are joining forces once again. Last seen in ‘Gabbar Is Back’ (2015), the duo has, reportedly, been cast to star in Karan Johar’s upcoming venture. “The makers have roped in Akshay Kumar to play the male lead. The story is about two couples and they were looking for a senior actor opposite Bebo. Akshay was their first choice and he loved the script. He discussed the film with Karan, and the modalities were worked out immediately,” a source reveals.
In all likelihood, it is the same film for which actor Sidharth Malhotra’s name was also doing the rounds. However, Karan announced the Vikram Batra biopic with him and the hunt for a lead actor opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan began once again. Now it looks like that Akshay has finally come onboard to headline the project and Bebo is quite excited about the new casting, we hear. “When Karan told Bebo they were casting Akshay opposite her, she was extremely happy. Both of them have been great friends and their reunion on screen was only a matter of time,” added the source.
Though nothing much is known about the plot of the film, insiders reveal that it is going to be a story about love and marriage. Besides Kareena Kapoor Khan and now Akshay Kumar, ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ (2018) fame Kartik Aaryan and newcomer Janhvi Kapoor are also rumoured to be a part of the star cast. They are said to be playing the second lead couple in the untitled film.
We are awaiting the official announcement.