Sometime back Priyadarshan had spoken about collaborating with Rohit Shetty for a slapstick comedy. The latest scoop we hear is that this film will feature Akshay Kumar as the male lead.
A Mid-Day report quoted a source as saying, "Priyadarshan is giving finishing touches to the script of his next Bollywood project and has already signed Akshay for it. This director-actor combination has tasted great commercial success, their best films being 'Hera Pheri' (2000) and 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' (2007). This is poised to be their eighth film together. It will be a big-budget affair with Rohit Shetty backing it."
The tabloid further quoted Priyadarshan as saying, "The script has been finalised and rest of the casting is being discussed. It will be a musical comedy; my comeback after a two-year break from the Hindi film industry.".
Currently Akshay is shooting for the final schedule of Raja Krishna Menon's 'Airlift' in Rajasthan. The edge-of-the-seat thriller based on a real incident also stars Nimrat Kaur. It is slated to release next year..