A few days back it was reported that Akshay Kumar and director Nikkhil Advani are collaborating once again after the grand success of their last film Airlift. The next collaboration of Akshay Kumar and Nikkhil Advani will be directed by Lucknow Central fame director Ranjit Tiwari. The film will be made under the production banner of Akshay Kumar, Nikkhil Advani, and Vashu Bhagnani.
Now according to the media reports, the film will be a remake of a Kannada film that was a most surprising hit at the box office in 2019. According to the report of Bollywood Hungama, “The Akshay Kumar starrer is an official adaption of a Kannada film, titled Bell Bottom. It released earlier this year and was directed by Jayathirtha with Rishab Shetty and Haripriya playing the lead roles. It was one of the biggest Kannada hits of 2019 and was loved for its entertainment quotient and for bringing the 80s era alive beautifully on screen. Nikkhil Advani saw the film and instantly decided to buy its remake rights as he saw immense potential in the film. He also decided to let Ranjit Tiwari handle it. Though his first film Lucknow Central failed, Nikkhil trusts his capabilities. And then Akshay came on board too. The scripting of the film is underway and is expected to be completed before the end of 2019.”
The source also added, “Along with Akshay Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and Vashu Bhagnani, even Bhushan Kumar of T-Series is expected to come on board as producers. They are planning to name the remake as Bell Bottom as well but will take a final call in a while since they have few more titles in mind too.”
The original Kannada film Bell Bottom is set in the 80s and it is about a police constable who gets a chance to fulfil his childhood dream of becoming a detective when he gets a case of mysterious robbery takes place at the local police station. The Tamil remake of the film is already being made and it is being directed by Sathyasiva.
Whether the makers of Bell Bottom is also planning to make a sequel of the film. Whereas the Telugu remake of Boll Bottom is already in process.