Akshay, Salman and Karan Johar join hands for a big film

Three bigshots of Bollywood – Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Karan Johar have teamed up for a project which will release in 2018. Karan’s Dharma Productions and ‘Sultan’ actors banner SKF or Salman Khan Films will co-produce a film starring the Khiladi Kumar.

The trio took to their respective Twitter handles on Monday night (Jan 2) at the same time, and made the big announcement. Each of them also shared a picture of them with the posts.

“Coming together for a film produced by friends @BeingSalmanKhan and @KaranJohar starring me. Out in 2018,” tweeted Akshay.

Salman wrote, “Joining hands on a project where @akshaykumar is the hero and will be co-produced by @karanjohar and #SKF.”

“Truly a fraternity feeling when friends come together to make a special film,” the ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ maker wrote.

Punjabi director Anurag Singh will make his Bollywood debut with the special project. Anurag has previously directed Punjabi hits like ‘Jatt and Juliet’ and ‘Punjab 1984’. The film will roll on floors in second half of 2017.

Talking about the project Salman was quoted as saying, “This is the perfect announcement to make in the New Year. I'm happy to collaborate with my friend Akshay, who has grown immensely as an actor. It will also be our first co-production with Karan. I am truly excited about the three of us coming together.”

Salman and Akshay’s friendship goes back a long way and both have starred together in ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ and ‘Jaan-e-Mann’. Salman had even made a surprise visit at the first look launch of Akshay’s Tamil debut ‘2.0’ starring Rajinikanth, in November last year.

Akshay added, "I couldn't have asked for a better beginning to 2017, with two industry heavyweights coming together for a project starring me. Such things don't happen often. The film has an interesting subject and I am sure people will be excited to watch it. I, for one, can't wait."

"I am thrilled to collaborate with Salman on this ambitious movie. Akshay is not only a dear friend and a supremely versatile superstar, but also a great mind to engage with. These illustrious men will make this film large in scale and larger in heart," Karan stated.

Meanwhile, the title and other cast of the project are yet to be announced.