Akshay Kumar is paired with south siren Tamanna in writer duo Sajid and Farhad’s debut directorial flick. The filmmakers are very impressed with the actress’s acting in her upcoming flick Himmatwala. Tamanna will debut in Bollywood with this film.
” Tamanna is working with Akshay’s close friend Sajid Khan and the promos of Himmatwala are already on air. After seeing the promos, Taurani and Akshay decided to cast her in the lead role,” a source told.
Akshay gave a green signal for the project earlier this month. Filming will start in June.
The source further adds, “Akshay has given a go ahead to their script which is a mass entertainer.”
Taurani says the film is an out and out mass entertainer, something Akshay excels in.
Akshay earlier worked with a South heroine Trisha Krishnan in Priyadarshan’s Khatta Meetha (2010) and also Kajal Agarwaal in their recent Special 26.
Tamanna apparently was also in talks with the makers of Heropanti to play the lead opposite Tiger Shroff, but the deal couldn’t be sealed as the makers changed their mind and decided to hunt for a fresh face instead of signing a known actress.
Sajid Farhad have penned all four of Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal series and Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2.