Last month, there were reports that Diljit would be joining Akshay for the film which is based on Battle of Saragarhi and is being co-produced by Karan Johar and Salman, reports PTI.
Diljit is currently awaiting the release of his second Bollywood film Phillauri opposite Anushka Sharma. The film is produced by Anushka and features the actress as a ghost bride while Diljit plays her love interest in one part of the film. Phillauri releases on March 24.
Diljit's name has also been roped for a film titled Kaneda to be produced by Anushka Sharma. Though director Navdeep Singh had confirmed that the film will feature Diljit and Arjun Kapoor, the Udta Punjab actor has neither denied nor confirmed being a part of the film. He told told PTI, "Till the time things don't go on floors, I don't think about it at all. I am only thinking about my next Hindi release Phillauri right now and a Punjabi film that I am doing."
In January, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar announced on social media that they have collaborated for a film. This is the first time that the trio have collaborated for a film. Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Salman Khan's Salman Khan Films will back the film.
(With PTI inputs)