Suniel Shetty joins cast of ‘Reloaded’ starring Sidharth & Jacqueline

Suniel Shetty will be back on the silver screen after a gap of three years with ‘Reloaded’ starring Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez. ‘Reloaded’ is the second instalment of Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer 2014 film ‘Bang Bang’. The upcoming move is said to be a prequel and not a sequel, as reported earlier.

The action drama went on floors in May this year. Sidharth and Jacqueline had then shared a picture of them from the first day of shoot with the clapper board which had ‘Not Bang Bang 2!’ written on the title space. The film is being directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK who have also written it.

The team will head to Malaysia in October to shoot for the third schedule. Reportedly, Suniel will be playing the role of an ex-colonel training fresh recruits and Sidharth will be one of them. The two actors will be seen sharing a strong bond in the film.

"Suniel will be seen playing his age for a part of the film, dressed in suave formals, with a well-groomed beard and moustache. He then ages seven years, his hair turning salt-and-pepper. The story spans a decade with all the characters ageing through the cat-and-mouse chase," Mumbai Mirror quoted as source as saying.

While the first schedule was shot across different locations in Mumbai in eight days, the team took off to Miami and shot for action sequences in the sea involving fly-boarding and hover-boarding. Hollywood stuntmen and action directors were reportedly roped in for innovative stunts in the water.    

The ‘Dhadkan’ actor who turns 55 on Thursday, August 11, has already began preparing for his role in the action drama. "The unit will shoot in Malaysia for a month and Suniel will be seen in a few action sequences. He has been rigorously training for the part, the character has shades of grey," the source added.

Suniel was last seen in a full-fledged role in 2013 action thriller ‘Enemmy’ and had made special appearances in Salman Khan’s ‘Jai Ho’ and Akshay Kumar’s ‘The Shaukeens’.