Rowdy Rathore is an upcoming Bollywood action film directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala. The film features Akshay Kumar in a double-role, opposite Sonakshi Sinha. It began filming on 10 August 2011, and is scheduled for release on 15 June, 2012. The television rights of Rowdy rathore were sold for record 45 cr(highest till date) beating previous record of Agneepath (41 cr). The film is a remake of Telugu film Vikramarkudu.
Akshay Kumar plays the role of a police officer and a small-time crook
Rowdy Rathore (Akshay kumar) is a small-time thief and crook who is crazy about acts of daredevilry. He falls in love with Neeraja (Sonakshi Sinha). One day, he gets the shock of his life when a young girl turns up and claims him to be her father. After recovering from the stunning blow, he slowly starts to find out the truth behind the claim. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of RIPS Vikram Singh Rathore(Akshay kumar). He is on the run from the notorious Chambal dacoits. He hides himself in Hyderabad. But after getting hit in the head and getting stabbed a couple of times, Rathod dies in front of Babu.
Rowdy Rathore now goes to the Chambal valley and settles the score on behalf of the dead Rathore.
Akshay Kumar as IPS Vikram Singh Rathore/Rowdy Rathore
Maryam Zakaria in a item song
Kumar Sanu after a long break confirms to sing a song in this film with Shreya Ghoshal. The song is written by Faiz Anwar and composed by the composer Jeet Ganguly.