It was only a few days ago that Akshay Kumar took to his social media handle to share the news of wrapping up the shoot for Rohit Shetty directed Sooryavanshi. Little did Khiladi Kumar know that he would soon be joined by one of Bollywood’s sassiest veteran, Jackie Shroff.
The Ram Lakhan actor who has previously worked with Rohit Shetty’s father as well, says he is proud that he is now getting to work with Rohit too. Opening up to Mid-Day, Jackie dadda has been quoted saying, “I have worked with Rohit’s father [late action choreographer Shetty] whom I respected a lot. Now, I am proud to work with Rohit.”
Opening up about his role in the cop drama, Jackie said, “Rohit is the son of the soil. He knows his job and I loved working with him. I can’t disclose my character, but it’s an interesting role.”
Meanwhile, though the shooting for Sooryavanshi has been completed, Jackie’s part was shot separately in Ooty. A certain source has been quoted by Mid-Day revealing, “Jackie’s addition came as a surprise to the unit. His scenes were filmed in Ooty recently. Neither Akshay nor Katrina Kaif featured in the sequence. Jackie shot with Abhimanyu Singh, who plays the primary antagonist. The scenes were designed to establish his character in the story. The filming is now complete.”
Sooryavanshi is Rohit Shetty’s addition to his cop universe that already has Ajay Devgn’s Singham and Ranveer Singh’s Simmba. Featuring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in lead roles, Sooryavanshi is slated to release on the 27th March 2020.