Bell Bottom (2021 film)

Bell Bottom is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language spy thriller film directed by Ranjit M Tewari.[2] The film is written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Sheikh, with production by Pooja Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment.[3] It stars Akshay Kumar as the lead character, with Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi in other prominent roles.[4] Principal photography began on 20 August 2020.[5]

Bell Bottom
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Official poster
Directed byRanjit M Tewari
Produced byVashu Bhagnani
Jackky Bhagnani
Deepshikha Deshmukh
Monisha Advani
Madhu Bhojwani
Nikkhil Advani
Written byAseem Arrora
Parveez Shaikh
StarringAkshay Kumar
Vaani Kapoor
Huma Qureshi
Lara Dutta
CinematographyRajeev Ravi
Release date
  • 28 May 2021 (2021-05-28)[1]

The film was wrapped up on 30 September 2020 and is scheduled to be released on 28 May 2021.[1]



The film was officially announced on 10 November 2019.[11] Bell Bottom is based on true events and the story is set during the 1980s about some unforgettable heroes of the era.[12] Vaani Kapoor agreed to play the female lead opposite Akshay Kumar, and it is her first non-Yash Raj Films production film.[13] The first schedule began on 20 August 2020 in Glasgow and shoot wrapped up in just 41 days on 30 September 2020.[14]


Bell Bottom was firstly slated to release on 22 January 2021, before it was deferred to 2 April 2021.[15] The release was further pushed ahead due to a major delay of Akshay Kumar's another film Sooryavanshi that was finally rescheduled to release on 2 April after much postponement owing to COVID-19 pandemic in India.[16] In January 2021, there were various rumours that the film might directly stream online on Amazon Prime Video instead of releasing in theatres.[17] However by refuting the reports, the makers in February 2021 announced 28 May 2021 as new release date.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom release date May 28. See you in theatres". India Today. 19 February 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  2. ^ Singh, Shalu (6 July 2020). "Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom to go on floors next month in UK". India TV News. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor's Bellbottom becomes first Hindi film to commence shooting post lockdown". Firstpost. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Akshay Kumar to start shooting for Bell Bottom next month". Filmfare. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Akshay Kumar's espionage thriller Bell Bottom to start shooting in August". Mumbai Mirror. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Bellbottom: Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor to begin shooting next month". The Indian Express. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom Team Will Fly To UK For Film's First Schedule In August". Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  8. ^ Desk, India com Entertainment (6 July 2020). "Akshay Kumar Starrer Bell Bottom is First Film to Begin Shooting in International Location Amid COVID-19, Film to go on Floors in August". India News, Breaking News, Entertainment News | Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  9. ^ Ramachandran, Naman; Ramachandran, Naman (2020-09-30). "Akshay Kumar's 'Bellbottom' Wraps Scotland Shoot Amid Pandemic (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  10. ^ "Aniruddh Dave Joins The Cast Of Akshay Kumar Starrer 'Bell Bottom'". Mumbai Live. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Time we get back to work: Akshay Kumar announces 'Bellbottom' with Vaani Kapoor to go on floors in August". The Times of India. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Bell Bottom first look: Akshay Kumar announces spy thriller based on true events, says it is not a remake". Hindustan Times. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  13. ^ न्यूज़, रवि जैन, एबीपी (6 July 2020). "कोरोना वायरस के बीच अगस्त में अक्षय कुमार शुरू करेंगे 'बेलबॉटम' की शूटिंग". (in Hindi). Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Fresh pair: Vaani Kapoor to star opposite Akshay Kumar in Bell-Bottom". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Huma Qureshi joins the cast of Akshay Kumar-starrer Bell Bottom". Hindustan Times. 21 June 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom First Bollywood Film to Shoot in International Location Amid Coronavirus". News18. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  17. ^ Desk, India com Entertainment (2 July 2020). "Bell Bottom Movie News: Vaani Kapoor Confirms Joining Akshay Kumar in The Remake of Kannada Film". Retrieved 22 August 2020.

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