Akshay Kumar announced his new project ‘Ram Setu’ last year on Diwali. The film which also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha in the lead roles will hit the theatres next year on Diwali. The release date for the same has been announced on Sunday (September 26). Taking to Twitter, film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “AKSHAY KUMAR CONFIRMS DIWALI 2022 FOR ‘RAM SETU’ #RamSetu #AkshayKumar #JacquelineFernandez #NushrrattBharuccha #Diwali 2022.”
Ram Setu is directed by Abhishek Sharma and is co-produced by Abundantia Entertainment, Cape Good Films, Lyca Films, and Prime Video. Akshay will be seen playing a role of an archaeologist in the film and his look is inspired by several Indian and international professional archaeologists who work in the same field.
Talking about the film, Akshay had earlier said, “The story of Ram Setu is one that has always intrigued and inspired me: it represents strength, bravery and love, and uniquely Indian values that have formed the moral and social fabric of our great country. Ram Setu is a bridge between generations past, present, and future. I look forward to telling the story of a significant part of Indian heritage, especially for the youth and I am happy that, with Amazon Prime Video, the story will cut across geographies and strike a chord with viewers across the world.”
Akshay had announced ‘Ram Setu’ on Diwali last year, with a first look poster. He had the poster on Twitter and captioned the image, “This Deepawali, let us endeavor to keep alive the ideals of Ram in the consciousness of all Bharatiyas by building a bridge(setu) that will connect generations to come. Taking this mammoth task ahead, here is our humble attempt – #RamSetu Wishing you & yours a very Happy Deepawali!”.