But Akshay is a busy star and he has allocated dates from Diwali 2023. A source says, “Akshay liked the subject and almost immediately said yes to it.”
So, who’s directing the Mangat film starring Akshay? Reveals the source, “Vignesh Shetty will hold the directorial reins. Akshay loves to work with young directors and Vignesh’s work has appealed to him.”
Who is Vignesh Shetty? Vignesh Shetty’s early days consisted of working for Warner Bros India as Creative Director of Hindi Films Division in 2012 after he assisted with the visualization of ‘Taxi No. 9 2 11: Nau Do Gyarah’ (2006) starring Nana Patekar and John Abraham. Under its banner, Vigesh contributed to films like ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?’ (2010) and ‘Phas Gaye Re Obama’ (2010). He quit the studio in 2011. Later, he wrote the TV series ‘Bar Code’ and produced ‘Drishyam’, ‘Raid’ and ‘Section 375’.