Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar to reunite for R Balki’s next

After the unprecendented success of Neerja, Sonam Kapoor has quite interesting projects up her sleeves in 2017. Be it her next with Kareena Kapoor Khan; Veere Di Wedding, which will go on floors in April, four months after her delivery. Or her turn as Ranbir Kapoor’s love interest in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic. It is reported that she’ll be portraying Madhuri Dixit in the film. Now as per a report by Mumbai Mirror, she has signed her third project opposite Akshay Kumar in R Balki’s next. It is reported that Balki met Sonam last month and after a lengthy narration and discussion Sonam Kapoor came on board. Says a source, “It was an immediate go-ahead from the actress after Balki narrated it to her. She loves the script and will kick off shooting next year.”

Like all the previous R Balki films, Amitabh Bachchan will also be a part of this one. And just like in Balki’s last Ki & Ka, he’ll be seen in a special appearance. The slice of life film will have his original crew including cinematographer PC Sriram and composer Ilayaraaja.

This will be Sonam’s second film after 2011’s Thank You, where she shared screen space with Akshay Kumar but was romantically cast opposite Bobby Deol. Also read: Sonam Kapoor: I have been molested when I was younger and it was traumatising

On the work front Akshay Kumar, will next be seen in Jolly LLB 2, the firstlook poster of which was released last week and is up for a February 10, 2017 release. Apart from that, he’ll be seen in Toilet: EK Prem Katha, alongside Bhumi Pednekar and what seems to be the biggest film of Indian cinema; Rajinikanth’s 2.0, where is playing the main antagonist. A sequel to 2010 blockbuster, 2.0, will release on Diwali 2017.