Producer Jackky Bhagnani has signed Vaani Kapoor on for his high-end espionage thriller Bellbottom. The actress will be playing a key role in the period film, set in the 80s, that is inspired by true events. This marks the actress’ first film with Akshay Kumar.
Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, the story is about one of India’s forgotten heroes and is scheduled to go on floors this year. It is written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh. Producer Jackky Bhagnani says that the script made him choose a fresh duo. “Vaani is an intelligent and an effective actor and I have loved all her performances. The female lead in Bellbottom has to be in sync with Akshay’s screen persona. The role is meaty and I am confident that Vaani will ace this one.”
Vaani says, “I am excited to share the screen space with Akshay Sir. It is definitely a script I instantly clicked with and knew I wanted to be part of. I am also thrilled to partner with Pooja Entertainment who have already made me feel at home at this initial stage of our film. I’m eagerly waiting to start shooting Bellbottom.”
Director Ranjit adds, “Vaani’s character in the film is extremely intriguing. She has a certain flair and we’re all very excited to have her on board!”
Pooja Entertainment is presenting Bellbottom in association with Emmay Entertainment produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikhil Advani. The film will release on 2 April 2021.