Over a month ago, Priyadarshan had spoken about collaborating with Rohit Shetty for a slapstick comedy, but refrained from divulging further details. Now we hear that the film will feature Akshay Kumar in the lead.
According to a reports by Mid Day, "Priyadarshan is giving finishing touches to the script of his next Bollywood project and has already signed Akshay for it. This director-actor combination has tasted great commercial success, their best films being 'Hera Pheri' (2000) and 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' (2007). This is poised to be their eighth film together. It will be a big-budget affair with Rohit Shetty backing it."
Contacted for a comment, Priyadarshan said in measured words, "The script has been finalised and rest of the casting is being discussed. It will be a musical comedy; my comeback after a two-year break from the Hindi film industry." Akshay Kumar, who is shooting in Jaisalmer for his next, and Rohit Shetty remained unavailable for comment. A source close to the actor, however, confirmed the buzz.
Rohit Shetty is currently shooting the last schedule of Dilwale. After wrapping up Dilwale, he will move on to Golmaal 4 and Singham 3.