We had reported a day ago that actor Abhimanyu Singh is playing the baddie in Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryvanshi however, it has now been learnt that the film will have one more villain. Rohit Shetty has roped in Nikitin Dheer to play the antagonist in his movie.
Nikitin had played Thangaballi in Rohit’s Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express. This also his second film with Akshay after Housefull 3 and he is quite excited to collaborate with them again.
After bagging the film, the actor 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.”
“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,” he further added.
Nikitin, who is really excited to collaborate with Akshay, stated, “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.”
Sooryavanshi also stars Katrina Kaif and Neena Gupta and will release on Eid 2020.
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