The action star however will not be acting in it, but be on board as consultant and advisor.
As Akki is synonymous with action, Vipul is keen to have the star's guidance. At present the Khiladi is working in the Hindi remake of a South film being produced by Vipul.
Says a source, "When the sequel was announced, Vipul felt there was no one better than Akshay as consultant for the action sequences. He'll be guiding Vidyut too."
The filmmaker and the Khiladi have earlier worked together in films like Waqt: The Race Against Time and Singh Is Kinng.