‘Naam Shabana’, directed by Shivam Nair, besides Akshay and Taapsee, features Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa and Madhurima Tuli reprising their roles from the first film. The villain in the film will be Prithviraj Sukumaran, who will be essaying the role of Tony, an international arms dealer.
‘Naam Shabana’ is the prequel and will focus on the formative years of Shabana Khan. In the thriller ‘Baby’, Taapsee Pannu had played the supporting character of Shabana Khan, an Indian field agent.
Taapsee trained hard for her part of a spy. The actress was trained by Akshay and the form of action that she had grasped was Kudo and MMA.