The joint press con held by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Akshay Kumar to announce that Akshay had decided to postpone the release of his Padman on January 25 to encourage SLB’s Padmaavat, was such a warm gesture by Akshay.

To which Bhansali had also said that he didn’t know how to thank Akshay Kumar.

In response, “By making Rowdy Rathod 2,” Akshay had answered cheerfully.

But it turns out that the film maker took that seriously and seems like SLB then and there decided in his heart that he would do that. They are indeed coming together with a second part to their 2012 hit.

Prabhu Dheva who directed the first Rowdy Rathod film will be back directing the sequel. Per a source close to the development, “Rowdy Rathod 2 would not be a remake of a Telugu film but based on an original script. Akshay will return as Inspector Vikram Rathod who has serious temper management issues. Prabhu Dheva will direct, while the rest of the cast is yet to be finalized.”

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