Actor Neena Gupta recently confirmed that she is no longer part of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film, Sooryavanshi. In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, the actress revealed that the makers reached the decision that her part was "not working" for the script. Neena Gupta said, "It is true, I am no longer in Sooryavanshi. I shot for three days for the film. Then they realised my track (in the plot) was not working, so they removed my track.''
Meanwhile, a source told Deccan Chronicle that Neena Gupta was cast to play Akshay’s character’s mother in the film, and she didn’t look old enough for the part. ''Neena is just a few years older than Akshay. It was ridiculous in the first place to cast them as mother-son. When they shot together, director Rohit Shetty realised they didn’t look like mother and son. That’s why Neena’s track was removed,'' the source said.
The desi Avengers of the Cop universe!When ‘Singham’ meets ‘Simmba’ meets #Sooryavanshi,expect not just fireworks but a full-blown blast on 27th March,2020â˜„ï¸Â@ajaydevgn @RanveerOfficial #KatrinaKaif #RohitShetty @karanjohar @RelianceEnt @RSPicturez @DharmaMovies #CapeofGoodFilms pic.twitter.com/yvezDbJPFg— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 10, 2019
While Neena is 60 years old, Akshay Kumar is 52 years old. Directed by Rohit Shetty, Sooryavanshi also stars Katrina Kaif, Gulshan Grover and Sikander Kher. The film will hit the screens on March 27, 2020.
Last year, two-time National Award winning actress Neena Gupta featured in Badhaai Ho, which won the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Neena Gupta reunites with her Badhaai Ho cast Ayushmann Khurrana and Gajraj Rao in her next film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.
The film will address a socially relevant story revolving around a same sex couple. It is scheduled to be released early next year.