EXCLUSIVE: Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer Sooryavanshi to be set in the 1990s

While Singham and Simmba franchises are based in real time, Akshay Kumar-starrer Sooryavanshi will be set in the 1990s, at a time where there were no security cameras and social media. He plays the ATU (Anti-Terrorism Unit) chief in the cop drama.
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer Sooryavanshi to be set in the 1990s
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Last year, the big announcement for Rohit Shetty and Akshay Kumar's first collaboration was made, along with the release of Ranveer Singh-starrer Simmba. The superstar will be the latest one to join Shetty's cop universe, which is being planned on the lines of a Marvel series. With Ajay Devgn as Singham, Ranveer as Simmba and now, Akki as Veer Sooryavanshi, the Golmaal director will bring together all his three characters for a big merger. 

A lot has been speculated about the cop drama, including some reports that claim it's a remake of Tamil film Theeran. But the filmmaker had quashed all such reports. What we have heard is completely different. A source close to the development tells us, "Rohit is planning to present Akshay in a never-seen-before avatar. This won't be in any way similar to the Singham or Simmba franchise. In fact, it won't be based in modern times. The film is set in the 1990s where Akshay's character will be solving an important case. He is the chief of the Anti Terrorism Unit (ATU). The movie will trace how Akshay becomes Sooryavanshi and it will be followed up with another sequel, too."

The source explains that this will be more challenging for Rohit. "The film will be tracked to a time where you don't have CCTV cameras and social media. So the treatment has to be very different and it will also trace how the police would investigate cases without these modern day equipment that aid in evidence proofs." Sooryavanshi will also mark the reunion for Akshay and Katrina Kaif, who plays the main female lead. The project is being mounted for an Eid 2020 release.  

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Kat is #1 heroine nowadays. First Bharat, now this. Where's PC and DP?

Katrina must be playing a British woman who speaks Hindi with an accent. She will fall in love with this police wala Akshay and they will dance around trees and romance on hills.

It looks so similar, I think it should be in Singham universe too. Forget superhero movies, they might be stupid, but cop movies have always been India's superhero genre, there are so many of them, and the cops are over-the-top the same way a superhero would be.

Hoeny, learn to love your dark skin, there is no need to hate ppl with white skin. We all are born with it by no choice. You are still beautiful. Cleanse ur heart and u will be more beautiful.

They should have made the film before 1947 so that Katrina could have played a Britisher living in India and speaking Hindi with an accent. I thought she will pay a britishers in thugs of Hindustan.

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