It is now confirmed that Akshay Kumar and Nargis Fakhri have joined the cast of Shaukeen,the remake of the 1982 comedy,which will be directed by writer-director Rumi Jaffery. While Kumar will reprise Mithun Chakrabortys role,Fakhri will enact the part played by Rati Agnihotri in the original. Anupam Kher,Paresh Rawal,and Annu Kapoor play the parts played by AK Hangal,Utpal Dutt and Ashok Kumar. The news was confirmed by a person close to the project.
Abhishek in Shootout… franchise
After the success of Shootout At Wadala,filmmaker Sanjay Gupta is excited about two scripts he is working on. While one will be the next in the Shootout franchise with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham in the lead,the other will be an action revenge saga starring John Abraham. While the franchise to Shootout is still under speculation,Abhishek will play a real life Hindu gangster while John will play a cop,based on encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar.
The film will have an ensemble cast and the rest of the cast is being finalised. The action revenge saga will have John playing the protagonist, said Gupta,who will first complete Alibaug,which had been stalled for almost two years.