After directing Akshay Kumar in Baby (2015) and Special 26 (2013), filmmaker Neeraj Pandey is back with the actor for a film which is based on Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India.
Neeraj and Akshay have mended their relationship post the Aiyaary vs Padman debacle at the Box Office last year and are now looking forward to working together. The project is still in its pre-production stage and the team is currently tracing the life of Doval to be converted into a mainstream Hindi feature film.
Akshay has got as many as seven films in his kitty currently and this one is going to be the eighth in the pipeline. Neeraj is already working with Ajay Devgn on Chanakya. As soon as he finishes that project, he will get on to design the character of Ajit Doval for Akshay Kumar.
Reportedly, the director-actor duo was set to make Crack which was announced for release on Independence Day 2017. However, after getting delayed and the speculated fallout between Neeraj and Akshay, the film got shelved. Now, seems like all is fine once again and the Baby-team is ready to present another thriller soon.
Meanwhile, actor Paresh Rawal has already played the character based on Ajit Doval in Aditya Dhar’s successful film Uri: The Surgical Strike that featured Vicky Kaushal in the lead.