Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is currently shooting for Neeraj Pandey’s upcoming film ‘Baby’ at Thamel in Kathmandu. While the shooting schedule was expected to be much more peaceful and organised compared to shooting on the streets of India, the cast and crew were in for a surprise.
Soon after news spread that Akshay will be shooting for the film, a massive crowd gathered to catch a glimpse of the superstar. While some were shouting ‘Singh Is King’ others were seen cheering him on with ‘Akki.. Akki’.
The film has been tentatively titled as ‘Baby’ although it has been registered as ‘Basanti’ in Nepal Film Development Committee to get tax benefits.
A reader of Indicine from Nepal posted the following update “Akshay kumar is in Nepal.. I saw him shooting, Because I’m a Nepali. He was shooting in Bhaktapur, Durbar Square. (he’s) staying at Hotel Hyaat but not (shooting) for ‘basanti’ the movie is titled ‘baby’. He was looking so handsome, this is the first time i saw him live. The movie ‘baby’ is having a similar story like ‘argo’”
Akshay Kumar himself posted a picture from the shooting of the film along with the message “Most amazing crowd an Actor could wish for! Nepal I dont know why it took me 20 years to come back here. Loving your support X”