MUMBAI: Producer – director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has signed Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the action adventure Rowdy Rathore.
Incidentally, this is the first time that Bhansali and Kumar will be working together. Rowdy Rathore will be directed by Prabhu Deva and will be co-produced by Bhansali along with designer Shabinaa Khan.
Bhansali said, “To me an action film is totally an alien concept. At this juncture as a filmmaker, I want to move out of the comfort zone and do things that are new and untried.”
Kumar is scheduled to undergo rigorous physical training in preparation for the film that will have top notch action and choreography.
Shabinaa Khan added, “I’m very excited about my first production film Rowdy Rathore, which is a hardcore action masala flick and with such a talented team on board. Pray the audiences will love it.”
The lead pair of Rowdy Rathore – Akshay and Sonakshi – will also be seen together in Shirish Kunder’s Joker.