Farhan Akhtar and Marvel Studios unite for a secret project
Bollywood actor, filmmaker and singer Farhan Akhtar is in Bangkok, Thailand, shooting for a Marvel Studios project, sources in the entertainment industry say.
With limited details on the project, we can't be certain about what's going on. Is he going to star in a feature film? Or a Disney+ series? What is his role in the project? All these questions, unfortunately, remain unanswered for now.
A source confirmed to The Times of India that Akhtar had already departed for Bangkok from Mumbai, saying, "Farhan is currently stationed in Bangkok, along with an international cast and crew, for the shoot of a project with Marvel Studios, who are known to be one of the biggest film studios worldwide."
All other details of the project are strictly under wraps, the source said.
Marvel Studios — the studio behind the biggest movie franchise of all time in terms of box office returns, the Marvel Cinematic Universe — has been in the works for their film Ms. Marvel, set to premiere in late 2021. It was reported earlier that some filming for the movie will be done in Thailand, after they're done shooting in Atlanta, but we'd rather not connect too many dots.
Farhan Akhtar's next film is set to start streaming on Amazon Prime from May 21, 2021. The film, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, features Akhtar as a national level boxer. He co-stars with Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal.