Akshay Kumara dons a turban again for a film by Tinu Suresh Desai, who previously directed him in Rustom. The actor has already started shooting in London for the self-titled film, which is based on the true story of mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill. Read also| Akshay Kumar responds to question about joining politics
The actor’s first look from the film surfaced Friday, showing him in a turban and striped shirt, along with glasses. The actor also sported a mustache and beard in the photo, which showed him on a farm. Akshay’s fans praised his look at the film on social media and were excited to see him play a Sikh character again after his 2008 film Singh Is King, 2015 film Singh Is Bling, and 2019 film Kesari. One fan tweeted, “Blockbuster,” while many dropped fire emojis on Akshay’s gaze shared on Twitter by trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
The untitled project, which reunites Akshay with Tinu Suresh Desai, is his third film with Pooja Entertainment after Rustom (2016) and Bellbottom (2021). Akshay plays Jaswant Singh Gill in the film, which tells the story of how the mining engineer rescued 64 miners trapped in Raniganj Coalfields in West Bengal in 1989. According to a report in Variety, the makers have secured more than 100 acres in the UK to film the project.
Akshay will next be seen in Raksha Bandhan, who reunites him with his Toilet co-star Bhumi Pednekar and Atrangi Re director Aanand L Rai. The film shows him as a businessman who has taken a vow to marry off his four sisters played by Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Sadia Khateeb and Smrithi Srikanth before getting married himself. It is scheduled for a theatrical release on August 11 and will be Akshay’s third release this year, following Bachchhan Paandey and Samrat Prithviraj.
Akshay also has Ram Setu from Abhishek Sharma in the pipeline. The action-adventure movie, also starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha, follows an archaeologist who investigates the nature of Ram Setu. It is slated to hit theaters on October 24, marking Akshay’s fifth release this year.