Reportedly Taapsee Pannu will be playing the leading lady in Neeraj Pandey's 'Baby' sequel. However this time we won't see Akshay Kumar in a full fledged role.
A DNA report quoted a source saying, "Akshay is all for women’s safety and encourages women to start training in mixed martial arts for self defence. He runs a foundation that imparts such training to women here. He has been wanting to produce a female-oriented action flick for the longest time. So, it was his idea that Baby 2 should have a woman protagonist. He loved what Taapsee had done in that hotel action sequence in Baby and he asked Neeraj to go ahead with her. It was his idea.” Instead, Akki and Neeraj have joined hands together for another film, Crack, that releases next year on Independence Day.
However the khiladi has agreed to do an extended cameo in the film. Further as a per a Bombay Times report the film which is to be helmed by Shivam Nair has been titled 'Meera' after Taapsee's character in the movie.
The daily further quoted a source saying, "While Manoj Bajpayee and Prithviraj have been roped in for pivotal roles, one more actor is yet to be cast. How Taapsee's character becomes an agent forms the crux of this story, thus leading to what unfolded in Baby."
Taapsee further added, "I play the titular role in this action thriller and I'm undergoing training in martial arts to prepare for the action scenes."