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Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra to collaborate for a film on Raniganj Coalfield rescue mission?

After the success of Kesari in 2017, the two actors will collaborate again.

  • Kanishka Dogra

Last Updated: 07.40 AM, May 29, 2022

Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra to collaborate for a film on Raniganj Coalfield rescue mission?

Akshay Kumar seems to be on a roll and original characters appear to intrigue him the most now. From Airlift, in which he portrayed Ranjit Katyal, to his upcoming film, Samrat Prithviraj, in which he plays Prithviraj Chauhan, the actor has been working on films inspired by real-life incidents or personalities.

And now, Akshay Kumar will be working on a project based on another real-life incident, the Raniganj Coalfield rescue mission of 1989. The actor had purchased the rights to the narrative of the Raniganj Coalfield rescue mission in 2017. There's been no word regarding the film for a long period of time, but according to Bollywood Hungama, the production might finally be kicking off. Capsule Gill is reportedly the title of the film.

Parineeti Chopra has signed the project, according to a report in a tabloid, as per Bollywood Hungama. The film, which will star Akshay Kumar, will be directed by Tinu Suresh Desai and produced by Vashu Bhagnani's Pooja Entertainment and Ajay Kapoor's Kyta Production. Tinu Suresh Desai has earlier directed Akshay Kumar's film Rustom.

The film's plot revolves around the rescue operation's hero, Jaswant Singh Gill, an additional chief mining engineer who risked his life to save 64 miners. He had gone down the capsule's borehole and rescued the workers within 6 hours. The President of India bestowed upon him the highest civilian bravery medal, the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak (SJRP).

Parineeti and Akshay will be seen together again after their 2017 film Kesari.

Meanwhile, Parineeti will next appear in Imtiaz Ali's Amar Singh Chamkila as well as an action thriller, directed by Ribhu Dasgupta.

Akshay, on the other hand, is awaiting the release of his forthcoming film Samrat Prithviraj. He has a list of other upcoming films that includes Selfiee, Oh My God 2, Mission Cinderella and Ram Setu.