Sooryavanshi Update: With each passing day, Rohit Shetty directorial is growing bigger and better. With Katrina Kaif, Neena Gupta and Abhimanyu Singh being the latest addition to the cast, apart from Akshay Kumar, a new actor has joined the bandwagon now. Actor Nikitin Dheer has joined the cast and he will be seen playing a baddie in the film.
We have seen him as Thangaballi in Chennai Express and this is the second time that he’s collaborating with Rohit for a film. Even with Akshay, he will be working with him for the 2nd time after Housefull 3.
Speaking about Rohit, Nikitin is all praises for him. He says that he is thankful to Rohit for giving him a memorable character like Thangaballi. He said, “I have utmost respect for Rohit bhai. I look up to him. I have immense faith in him as a filmmaker. He brings out the best in me. When I saw Chennai Express for the first time, I remember hugging him and crying like a baby. Thangaballi has been the best role of my career so far. I felt immense pride being part of such a wonderful film.”
Further talking about his role in Sooryavanshi, Nikitin told DNA, “Being a part of this cop universe created by Rohit bhai is an absolute privilege. Who can forget Jaykant Shikre (played by Prakash Raj), one of the most iconic villains of recent times, who received as much love as Singham. In Simmba again, the magic was recreated. That’s the beauty of this universe. The villains have left big boots to fill and I hope I can do a job that keeps the legacy going.”
Nikitin also expressed his excitement for working with Akshay yet again. “My father (Pankaj Dheer) did seven films with him at the start of his career. I remember watching him on set as a kid and observed the fire and passion he had. Then, I got a chance to work with him in Housefull 3 and it was a lot of fun. While that was a comedy film with a hint of action, this is an all-out action film. So, for me it will be like going to school and taking lessons in the craft from teachers. I can’t wait to learn more from him. The best part about working with actors of his calibre is that one walks away richer in values, work ethic and experience. I’m looking forward to it,” he said.