Akshay Kumar has apparently postponed the shoot of Vipul Shah's next to join the team of a Rajinikanth film
Vipul Shah's next, 'Namastey England' starring Akshay Kumar was slated to roll in April 2016, but if the latest buzz is to be believed, the project has been pushed back by nearly four months. Reason? The star is keen to begin work on 'Robot 2' featuring Rajinikanth first, claims a source.
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Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth
"Akshay is excited about working with Rajini sir in Robot 2. So, after wrapping up Neeraj Pandey's romantic thriller 'Rustom' in the first quarter of 2016, he will work on 'Robot 2'," says a source.
The actor will play a villain in the film.
'Namastey England' (not a sequel to his 2007 film 'Namastey London') is currently in the pre-production stage.
The film's director Vipul Shah and the producer remained unavailable for comment, but a source close to the project confirms the buzz, saying, "Yes, he wants to finish shooting for 'Robot 2' first. As it is, we are still working out the dates of other actors and as soon as that gets sorted, we will go on floors."