It seems that Rowdy Rathore 2 is going through the same type of development as Hera Pheri 3 (or 4). As everyone knows, Akshay Kumar initially declared to his fans that he would no longer appear in the upcoming Hera Pheri instalment but quickly joined the cast. Now, RR 2 might be seen experiencing the same situation.
For those unaware, Rowdy Rathore’s sequel had been developing for a long time, and a shocking update finally surfaced a few days ago. This was regarding Sidharth Malhotra taking over as the main character after Akshay; for fans, the news that Akshay would not be playing the leading role in “Rowdy” came as a huge shock. However, some positive information exists for those who oppose Akki’s replacement.
Sidharth Malhotra is not currently taking Akshay Kumar’s place in Rowdy Rathore 2, according to a report in the Hindustan Times. Additionally, the addition of Anees Bazmee as a director is under consideration. As per a source familiar with the development, “Yes, Producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali and filmmaker Anees Bazmee are in talks for Rowdy Rathore 2, and the latter will direct the film as the two share a great rapport. Other than this development, it’s all mere stories.”
The report further mentions, “There have been no discussions about replacing Akshay with Sidharth in the sequel. Though some people from the film’s team want Siddharth to be a part of the film and are pushing for his name, also because Kiara is in talks to star in the film, no concrete decision has been taken by the makers yet. There have been no talks about casting the main lead at all.”
To all Akshay Kumar admirers, this is a huge relief. Let’s hope Akshay plays his famous role in Rowdy Rathore 2 to make a comeback.
Source: Hindustan Times