As India watches with bated breaths, the robust women cricket team of the country takes on Australia at the ongoing T20 World Cup final and Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar, like a true fan, cannot keep calm. Wishing captain Harmanpreet Kaur on birthday, Akshay was seen rooting for the girls as they face the defending champions, Australia, in Melbourne. Also Read - 2,902 Cases, 68 Deaths: India Records Highest single-day Spike With 601 New Patients- Top Developments
Taking to his Instagram handle, Akshay shared a video featuring him congratulating Harmanpreet and the team on making it to the finals. He recalls being with them back when they participated in the One Day World Cup finals. Crediting their consistent improvement in the game, Akshay said, “Dil toh jeet he liya hai, ab duniya jeeto (You have won our hearts, go conquer the world).” The video was captioned, “Sending my best to the best! @imharmanpreet_kaur and team, you’ve already done us proud. All I can say more is Chak de fatte!!! P.S. Harmanpreet, don’t forget to have some fun today on your birthday 🙂 (sic).” Also Read - Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, And Others Promote Maharashtra Govt's 'Talk 1 On 1' Initiative
On the professional front, Akshay Kumar has commenced shooting for Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re, featuring him opposite Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush K Raja. As reported earlier, the film is a love story set in two eras and Sara will be seen romancing both Akshay and Dhanush.
It was also rumoured that Akshay doesn’t feature in a full-fledged role but in a cameo in the film. However, Rai said the actor has got a ‘very special character who is important to the narrative.’ Akshay is also on-board as one of the producers of the film which that highlights the North-South cultures. Sara has got a sort of double role in the film and there are two stories running parallel.
The film is set in the heartland of the country and will be shot in Bihar and Madurai. However, the screenplay follows a non-linear narrative of two romantic relationships set in two different timelines. Atrangi is being shot on a start-to-finish stretch for about 80-90 days. The romantic flick slated to hit the screens on Valentine’s Day in 2021.