Akshay Kumar recently turned saviour for the producers of his upcoming film ‘Bell Bottom’. The actor, who is currently shooting for the film in Scotland, has decided to break his cardinal rule of working eight hours a day after 18 years only for ‘Bell Bottom’. Akshay surprised one and all after he recommended a double shift – two simultaneous units shooting to ensure that the shoot goes on the fast track and save the producers their money.
The unit has been shooting simultaneously with the local teams in double shifts making it the first film of its kind post lockdown – maximizing every day by packing in more into every available hour.
Talking about the same, Jackky Bhagnani said, “Akshay sir is truly a producer’s actor and it has been a privilege to work with him. He is constantly thinking about everyone and everything. From safety measures for the entire unit to shooting schedules to the challenges faced by producers – the man is pure gold. Akshay sir is doing a double shift for the first time in 18 years. So when he suggested two units we were absolutely stunned and excited at the same time. And seeing his work discipline and respect for time, everyone on the sets is super energized and also pitching in their best. It’s like well-oiled machinery working round the clock to make this happen.”
‘Bell Bottom’ also stars Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi in lead roles. Akshay will reportedly be seen essaying the role of a RAW agent in the film.