Akshay Kumar has unveiled the trailer for his upcoming Holi release, Bachchhan Paandey. The actor is back in a never before seen avatar of a colourful character, as he plays a cruel gangster with a stone eye.
The trailer begins with an introduction to Myra Devekar, portrayed by Kriti Sanon, who wants to make a film about a gangster named Bachchhan Paandey and convinces her friend Vishu, played by Arshad Warsi, to accompany her on her mission. Bachchhan Paandey is shown as a deadly gangster, who is always on a killing spree. He is said to have murdered his own girlfriend, Sophie (Jacqueline Fernandez), though the trailer hints at a twist in the plot. Kriti's filmmaking plans seem to take a dangerous turn as Bachchhan Paandey learns their hidden truth and is in no mood to spare them.
Hours before the trailer release, Jacqueline shared her first look from the film on Instagram and captioned it, "Sophie ka sapna hai magical love story." Sophie dreams of a magical love story. Will Bachchhan Paandey be able to fulfill her every wish? "
Earlier this week, Akshay had announced the spelling change in the film's title by sharing a new poster featuring him as a gangster with a stone eye. "This is one character that has more shades than a paint shop! "He is ready to scare you, make you laugh and cry)," he wrote.
Calling Bachchhan Paandey a complete package, Kriti Sanon told Bollywood Hungama in an interview, "I am very excited because it got everything in it. There’s comedy, there’s action, and there’s a lot of interesting drama happening. It’s a full package film, I would say. It is written by Nischay Kuttanda, directed by Farhad Samji and is said to be a remake of the 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Bachchhan Paandey is set to hit theaters on March 18.