Also find out what the Bollywood money-spinner is up to post his return from Maldives
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar may be the undisputed king of the box-office, but what the actor is also known for is being a doting dad to son Aarav and even more for daughter Nitara. The star who was recently in Maldives on a family vacay with his daughter and wife Twinkle Khanna shared an adorable video on his last day of stay there.
In the video, the actor is seen trying to go down on a water-slide using a toy dolphin. And while the action star is known to pull off some of the riskiest stunts on screen with aplomb, this one didn’t seem to go as planned! He posted: “Last day of the holiday…guess who insisted I slide down using her favourite fishy and had a good laugh😁”
Check out the fun video right here:
Meanwhile, the actor is already gearing up for his next film on his return. The star will be heading to Ayodhya to start his shoot of Ram Setu.
The actor – who had wrapped up Sajid Nadiadwala’s Bachchan Pandey before heading on a family vacay to Maldives – along with director Abhishek Sharma and creative producer Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi will fly to Ayodhya on March 18 to give the mahurat shot of the film.
Akshay tells us, “Ram Setu is a bridge between generations past, present and future.”
The film’s director reveals that the shoot is spread across multiple schedules over the next few months and 80 per cent of the film will be shot in Mumbai. Sharma also reveals that the actor will be seen in a new avatar. “Akshay Sir plays an archaeologist and his look and character is inspired by several Indian and international professional archaeologists who work in the field. In terms of both look and character, Akshay sir’s fans are in for a totally new avatar of his,” Sharma says.
When it comes to the leading ladies — Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha, Sharma adds, “They both play strong, independent women with well-etched out parts. We are keeping their looks under wraps for now!”
Akshay had announced the film on Diwali last year by releasing posters on his social media. Now with everything planned, the makers are busy ensuring all the safety protocols are in place for a smooth shooting experience.
Producer Vikram Malhotra says, “For Ram Setu, there will be strict protocols in place, including travel and stay bio-bubbles, frequent health checks and a professional agency on-board to manage these protocols all through. Given the complexity of the story and ensuing locations, VFX etc, the production will be spread across multiple schedules over the next few months.”
He adds, “Akshay as well as Abundantia Entertainment have been fortunate to have successfully completed filming, post-production and even release of several of our productions through the pandemic period. So there is enough learning and experience to manage production with mitigated and controlled Covid-19 related risks.”
According to Malhotra, Ram Setu is a story formed on facts, science and historical heritage and is anchored in the deep belief of Indians since centuries. The film is produced by Aruna Bhatia, Lyca Productions and Vikram Malhotra.