Following the announcement of ‘Mission Mangal’ (2019) director, Jagan Shakti coming onboard Akshay Kumar’s sci-fi next, it has now emerged that ‘Bell Bottom’ producer, Vashu Bhagnani is also joining the team.
According to Box Office Worldwide, after filming for ‘Bell Bottom’, a source shared they have both agreed to work on a new project every year, “Akshay and Vashu have formed a formidable bond while working and conceptualizing on Bell Bottom and are now looking to do one film every year. They have been on the same page with respect to AkMudassar shay’s remuneration and increment with every passing film, and the follow up to Bell Bottom would be Mission Lion.”
Both the ‘Laxmii’ (2020) actor and Bhagnani are also teaming up again for a comedy, directed by Mudassar Aziz, but this has been slightly delayed because Kumar wanted to film ‘Mission Lion’ first, explained the source, “The film has been delayed a little as Akshay wanted to commence working on Mission Lion before the comedy. That’s when he spoke to producer Vashu, and checked if he would want to come on board Mission Lion as a producer for the same date of mid-2021, and then sometime in 2022 start working on Mudassar Aziz’ comedy. Vashu agreed and is now all geared up to mount this big scale sci-fi thriller.”
‘Mission Lion’ is slated to go on floors around June 2021 and will release in 2022.