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Nikitin Dheer joins the cast of Akshay-Rohit's Shooryavanshi

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Nikitin Dheer joins the cast of Akshay-Rohit's Shooryavanshi
15 May, 2019
Actor Nikitin Dheer, who played the infamous Thangaballi in Rohit Shetty's 2013 hit "Chennai Express", has been cast as the antagonist in Shetty's forthcoming cop drama "Sooryavanshi", featuring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the leads.

"I have utmost respect for Rohit bhai. I have immense faith in him as a filmmaker. He brings out the best in me. Thangaballi has been the best role of my career so far. I felt immense pride being part of such a wonderful film," Dheer said in a statement.

Talking about playing a villain in "Sooryavanshi", Dheer said being a part of the cop universe is a privilege. 

"Who can forget Jaykant Shikre (played by Prakash Raj), one of the most iconic villains of recent times, who received as much love as 'Singham'. In 'Simmba' again, the magic was recreated. That's the beauty of this universe. The villains have left big boots to fill and I hope I can do a job that keeps the legacy going," he added.

Sooryavanshi is the fourth film in Rohit Shetty's cop franchise which first took off with Ajay Devgn's Singham and later Simmba. Akshay plays Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of Anti-Terrorism Squad and Katrina Kaif is playing female lead role opposite Akshay once again. Badhaai Ho actress Neena Gupta has been roped in to play Akshay's mother in this cop drama. Actor Abhimanyu Singh will play another baddie role. Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh will do cameos in the film.

"Sooryavanshi" is being produced by Karan Johar. The movie will release on Eid 2020, clashing with Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt-starrer Inshallah.

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