Director Karan Johar has teamed up with actor
Kumar for a film to be directed by Punit Malhotra. Akshay will
play one of the leads in the movie and the shooting of the film is
scheduled to start early next year.
"I can't divulge too much now. But what I can definitely say is
that the movie is mainstream and has a very strong underlying
social message. It is solid and hard hitting. Punit brought me this
amazing script. I immediately approached Akshay and he was equally
thrilled with the idea," Karan told the PTI. "If Dharma Productions
has to collaborate with Akshay, then it has to be the right kind of
film. And, as I said earlier, this one, apart from being
commercial, has a strong voice," he added.
On the other hand, Akshay informed the PTI, "We are two very
passionate producers with one great aim to entertain. Both Karan
and I want to make our fathers proud." Karan's mother Hiroo Johar
and Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna will co-produce the film.