After roping in Badhaai Ho actress Neena Gupta as Akshay Kumar’s mother in Sooryavanshi, filmmaker Rohit Shetty has found the antagonist for his cop-drama. And it’s none other than Abhimanyu Singh. The 39-year-old, who made his B-town debut in 2001, has kickstarted the shoot of Shetty’s film. The third movie in Rohit’s cop universe now stars Akshay, Katrina Kaif, Abhimanyu Singh and Neena Gupta in lead roles.
Revealing how he ended up bagging this role, Singh informed Mumbai Mirror, “It began when Rohit sir saw my 2017 Tamil action-thriller Theeran, which was based on a true story. It was a big hit in which I had played a villain with heroic shades. He liked my performance in that film and thought that I would fit the role of the baddie in Sooryavanshi. It so happens that I live near Rohit sir’s office and one day, he called me over and congratulated me for bagging the part.”