If reports are to be believed, there is something new going on in star cast team of Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom. It has been confirmed that Huma Qureshi has come onboard. She will be playing a key role in the 80s period film, which has been inspired by true events.
An insider source close to the film revealed, “Huma Qureshi has been finalised to play a key character, in addition to the female lead to be played by Vaani Kapoor in Bell Bottom.”
Get ready to go back to the 80’s and hop onto a roller-coaster spy ride, #BELLBOTTOM! Releasing on 22nd January, 2021.@ranjit_tiwari @vashubhagnani @jackkybhagnani @honeybhagnani @monishaadvani @madhubhojwani @nikkhiladvani @EmmayEntertain @poojafilms pic.twitter.com/iQLR27uKo3— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) November 10, 2019
Qureshi had shared screen space with Kumar in 2017 film, Jolly LLB 2. The two actors are quite aware of each other’s style.
Kumar had also launched the poster of his upcoming spy thriller in November 2019. The shooting of the film was scheduled to begin this year. But the whole schedule got delayed, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the actor is still working virtually and recently participated in an online script narration for the forthcoming film.
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Nothing changes during #Lockdown for @akshaykumar Final narration of #BellBottom starts on the dot 5:46am. Great stuff @ranjitmtewari @aseemarora #PerveezShaikh #WFH #actionpacked #retro #spy #RAW #WaitForIt @poojafilms @emmayentertainment @jackkybhagnani @bhagnani_vashu @deepshikhadeshmukh @onlyemmay @madhubhojwani
Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, one of the producers of Bell Bottom, also shared a screenshot of their video call meeting on Instagram, which began at 6 am. He wrote, “Nothing changes for @akshaykumar during #Lockdown 6am final narration of #BellBottom.”
Besides shooting for the movie, Akshay Kumar has also shot for a public advertisement campaign for the national health ministry. The advertisement is regarding the post lockdown responsibilities. He has shot it with director R Balki, who is also good friends with the actor.