After exploring various aspects of the human condition through films like ‘Cheeni Kum’, ‘Paa’, ‘Shamitabh’ and, more recently,’Ki And Ka’, ad man turned-filmmaker R Balki has written another slice of-life film which will kick off next year.And leading the acting line-up is Akshay Kumar who is teaming up with the filmmaker for the first time.
The film will also mark Akki’s reunion with Amitabh Bachchan, a Balki film regular, ten years after the duo shared screen space in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Family: Ties of Blood. Prior to that, the Big B had played Akshay’s father in Vipul Shah’s 2005 family drama Waqt: Race Against Time and fellow cop a year before that in Madhur Bhandarkar’s crime-drama Aan: Men At Work.
Last month, Balki met Akshay for a narration and the 49-year-old actor was delighted to learn that he was the filmmaker’s first choice for the role. Balki, a self confessed superfan of Big B who has famously vowed to never make a film without him started working on two scripts after Ki And Ka released, starting out by developing Bachchan’s character.