Powerhouse actor Akshaye Khanna has teamed up with producer Boney Kapoor for the Sridevi starrer MOM.

The actor has been missing from the big screen for quite some time now; he last played the villain in Rohit Dhawan’s action offering Dishoom.

He will now be seen in the thriller which marks Sridevi’s comeback. Talking about Khanna’s performance, Boney Kapoor says, “MOM is Akshaye’s real comeback. He’s playing an important role and has done justice to it. It’s going to be his career’s finest performance.“

Says Akshaye Khanna on his casting in the film, “It’s a milestone in my career to be able to work with the one and only Sridevi and Nawaz, the finest actors we have today. It is a gem of a script and it was an honour to shoot with a gem of a cast and crew.“

Looking sharper than ever as he essays the role of a cop, Akshaye dropped over 10 kgs and mostly sports a monochrome look in the film.

Sharing how the actor came on board, Boney Kapoor says, “Ravi and his co-writer, Girish Kohli, met Akshaye and were completely bowled over. Akshaye read the script aloud and resonated with the character. Since the script is layered with many details and he responded to it so well, it made the narration absolutely refreshing.“

Zee Studios & Boney Kapoor presents MOM, a Mad Films & Third Eye Productions’ film. Starring Sridevi , Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the film has been directed by Ravi Udyawar with music by A R Rahman.

The film releases on July 7, 2017.