Ever since director Rohit Shetty introduced Akshay Kumar as an ATS officer, Veer Sooryavanshi, in the first posters of their upcoming film Sooryavanshi, the internet went into a tizzy with how good Akshay looked in his cop avatar while speculating about the actress who would star opposite him. Initially, Rohit had denied having any actress onboard but the later reports suggested that actress Pooja Hegde, who was paired opposite Akshay in Housefull 4, was being considered as a lead. However, latest reports hint at Akshay rooting for Katrina Kaif to star opposite him in the upcoming cop drama.
According to recent reports, Rohit had some other actress in mind but Akshay convinced him into finalising Katrina, with whom he has delivered several hits in the past. A report by Pinkvilla suggests that Akshay and Rohit might have had a tussle given their differences regarding the female lead in Sooryavanshi. If the reports come out to be true, Katrina will be starring opposite Akshay after 9 years, their last film together being Tees Maar Khan in 2010 which failed to impress the Box Office.
Sooryavanshi is expected to go on floors in mid-2019. All three films in Rohit’s cop-series including Singham and Simmba, have been tremendously successful at the Box Office. In an interview earlier, Rohit had agreed that he was working towards building a kind of cinema genre which will be about both content and numbers. The director said that he wants to acknowledge the true heroes of the country – police, in his films and therefore, he is sincerely working on cop-series. The audience has given a thumbs up to both cop characters created by the director – Singham and Simmba. With Akshay on board this time, Rohit seems to have announced that the excitement is only going to get bigger for his cop dramas. The film is produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.