Mumbai: Mirzapur famed Actor Pankaj Tripathi has joined the cast of Akshay Kumar-Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Bachchan Pandey’ on Monday.

Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has stated that, ‘Bachchan Pandey’ will mark the first collaboration between Tripathi and Kumar.

Tripathi, who made his appearance in the Amazon Prime Video series “Mirzapur”, and films like “Ludo” and “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl”, will begin shooting for the film in 2021.

A spokesperson from the production house has also confirmed that the actor will join the cast, including Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez and Arshad Warsi, for a schedule in Jaisalmer from January.

The action-comedy will see Kumar play the titular role of a gangster, who aspires to be an actor.

Tripathi will next be seen reprising his role of a powerless lawyer Madhav Mishra in “Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors”, a Hotstar Special series.

By Aditya Nayak