Maneesh Sharma to direct Akshay Kumar in Yash Raj Films’ next?

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After scoring a string of hit films at the box office, Akshay Kumar is set to excite fans further with a number of forthcoming blockbuster titles.

With ‘Sooryavanshi’, ‘Laxmmi Bomb’, ‘Prithviraj’, ‘Bachchan Pandey’, ‘Bell Bottom’ and ‘Atrangi Re’ in the offing, its now been reported that the superstar is on the verge of signing Maneesh Sharma’s next helmed by Yash Raj Films. Sharma made his debut with ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ (2010).

Previously, it was reported that Kumar will be working with the production giant on a three-film deal, one which includes ‘Prithviraj’. There were also rumours of another big budget action comedy, directed by Rahul Rawil’s son, Shiv Rawail. Kumar has also been regularly linked to ‘Dhoom 4’.

A source told Bollywood Hungama, “Maneesh Sharma is an accomplished filmmaker and has handled some important films, including the VFX-heavy biggie Fan (2016), featuring Shah Rukh Khan. Aditya Chopra is having thoughts that maybe Maneesh might be apt to direct this flick. At the same time, he hasn’t given up on Shiv Rawail as well. He has assisted on YRF films like Dhoom 3 (2013), Befikre (2016) and also Fan.”

The source adds, “The lockdown has slowed down the process and also now the shoot of this flick too will get postponed as Akshay will finish his other films first. Hence, this flick won’t go on floors before mid-2021. Aditya Chopra will take a call sometime later as to who shall direct.”

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