Mumbai: Actor Katrina Kaif has been roped in for filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s next, titled Sooryavanshi starring actor Akshay Kumar. Akshay, who has previously worked with Katrina in films such as Namaste London and Singh is Kinng, welcomed the actor, whom he called “Sooryavanshi girl”. “Welcome to our cop universe Katrina Kaif… Our ‘Sooryavanshi’ girl,” he wrote. Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is bank rolling the film, shared a photograph of himself along with Akshay, Katrina and Shetty. He captioned the image: “Welcoming the ‘Sooryavanshi’ girl on board Katrina Kaif! Releasing on Eid 2020!” Akshay will play the lead role of Veer Suryavanshi, a character that was introduced as an Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) officer in a cameo role by performed by the Kesari star in Simmba. The movie will release on Eid 2020, clashing with the Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt-starrer Inshallah.