BY ANUJ RADIA

Earlier, it was reported how Kareena Kapoor Khan would play the role of a mother in Raj Mehta’s directorial film, which will be produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Asian Style now understands that the male lead will be played by the Khiladi himself, Akshay Kumar.

A source revealed to DNA, “The makers have roped in Akshay Kumar to play the male lead. The story is about two couples and they were looking for a senior actor opposite Bebo. Akshay was their first choice and he loved the script. He discussed the film with Karan, and the modalities were worked out immediately.”

Whilst Bebo was seen in special appearances for films like Rowdy Rathore and Gabbar Is Back with Akshay, the two actors will reunite after 9 years for full-fledged acting roles since Kambakkht Ishq.

The anonymous source also told the publication: “When Karan told Bebo they were casting Akshay opposite her, she was extremely happy. Both of them have been great friends and their reunion on screen was only a matter of time.”

Reportedly, Kareena and Akshay play a married couple in the film who are trying to have a baby. The yet-to-be-titled movie is a unique take on love and marriage and also features another younger couple. The producers are still hunting for the other two leads.

It has been reported that filming will commence in November after Akshay wraps up Housefull 4.