Things are taking a turn for good in actress Neena Gupta’s career. The veteran actress, who had taken to Twitter last year to beg for work, has now been cast in one of the most anticipated movies of next year ‘Sooryavanshi’.

‘Sooryavanshi’ is the third movie in Rohit Shetty’s cop universe after Ajay Devgn's Singham and Ranveer Singh's Simmba. The movie will mark Rohit Shetty’s first collaboration with Akshay Kumar. Akshay will be playing the titular role of an ATS chief in the film. And Nena Gupta will play the role of Akshay Kumar’s character’s mother.

Confirming the same, Neena stated to Mumbai Mirror, "This is an interesting role because it isn’t the stereotypical mother who asks his son about food, marriage etc., but has several dimensions."

A very excited actress said that her role in the movie isn’t the role of a stereotypical mother.

"There is a new temperament to the mother, and you will get to see a very different dynamic between Akshay, Katrina and me. This is a new, sweet and interesting space that I am looking to explore," she said.

"I am happy that more people will get to see my work. Rohit has made some amazing films which have been appreciated by the audience," she added.

The ‘Saas’ actress said that has been receiving acclaim and  accolades for her performance in one of last year’s biggest hits ‘Badhaai Ho’.

Talking about the response she got for her role in the film, Neena had said, “The best compliment I received after Badhaai Ho was when Javed (Akhtar) saab called me and said, ‘I am not surprised, I am happy’.”

‘Sooryavanshi’ will bring together Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif on silver screen after a long time.

The movie will be co-produced by Karan Johar and is slated to release during Eid weekend in 2020.