It’s been reported that Akshay Kumar will play a Muslim and a Hindu in his forthcoming drama Oh My God.
Akshay Kumar will be seen in multiple avatars from a Hindu character to a Muslim one. Different looks are being designed keeping his character in mind. From pathani to dhoti-clad look, he will be seen sporting all”, a source said.
Bollywood was quick to pay tribute to Dev Anand as news of his death quickly echoed around the world. The likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar all paid tribute to the legend.
Amitabh Bachchan: An era has come to an end. Dev Anand leaves a void never perhaps to be filled again. He never gave up belief, his joy of life.”
Shah Rukh Khan: Dev sahib’s sad demise makes me feel that the film industry is incomplete & has lost its magical energy. May Allah bless his soul.
Akshay Kumar: ‘One of the worst years so far, evergreen romantic actor/director Dev Anand Saab, the one who romanced with life is no more, but he dies young. How many of us will have that privilege? For me Life = Dev Anand! My condolences to his family members. RIP Dev Anand Saab,’
Farhan Akhtar: ‘Very saddened to hear of the passing of a cinematic legend and a thorough gentleman. RIP Dev saab.’
Abhishek Bachchan: ‘Shocked to read of the passing of Dev Saab. Such a great man and actor. A symbol of positivity. Never believed I would ever wake up to this news. Very sad!’
Arjun Rampal: ‘Woke up to the saddest news and an emptiness in the heart, Dev Saab the man who lived every moment to the fullest with greatest energy. RIP’
Hema Malini, who had worked with Dev Anand as his heroine: ‘Dev Sahab no more among us! Unbelievable, your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.’
Neha Dhupia: ‘Indian cinema looses a true legend… RIP Dev Sa’ab’
Shabana Azmi: ‘Dev Saheb robustly lived life on his own terms.he will be missed by millions but will live on thru his movies. I salute his spirit.’
200 ordinary Mumbaikars (aged 4-60) come together one busy Sunday evening for the pure joy of dancing. The historic CST station blares ‘Rang De Basanti’ on their speakers while surprised train commuters rush to see whats going on.
Akshay Kumar got in on the action saying:
Came across this fab video of the Flash Mob at CST in Mumbai. Absolutely brilliant effort by the citizens of Mumbai, spreads awareness and yet enjoyable. Do check it out.”
Akshay Kumar and John Abraham have recently filmed scenes of their latest movie at a London gay bar.
John & Akshay play male strippers in new movie Desi Boyz, shot key scenes at Soho private members club The Shadow Lounge.
“It was a lot of fun,” Kumar told Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik. “Especially because I love to dance and I have never done anything of this sort earlier so it was quite interesting that way.”
The actors play Oxford University graduates, who reinvent themselves as pole dancers Rocco and Hunter, during the economic downturn.
“Initially we were a bit awkward with the idea but once you get into the groove, it’s quite a liberating experience,” added Kumar.
It’s been reported that Akshay Kumar has apologised to Abhishek Bachchan following comments made by Russell Peters.
Akshay, producer of the film, called Abhishek to make the apology after Peters criticised the acting abilities of Abhishek’s wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
“Akshay said ‘Sorry’ to Abhishek,” a source said.
“He respects Aishwarya and the Bachchan family a lot. He is naturally very embarrassed about Russell’s remarks.”
“It was a very kind gesture on Akshay’s part. Abhishek told him to take it easy. After the call, Akshay felt a lot lighter,” added the source.
Check out the first look at the new film ‘Desi Boyz’ starring Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Deepika Padukone which releases in cinemas worldwide on 25th Nov 2011.
Check out the trailer for ‘Speedy Singh’ starring Rob Lowe, Anupam Kher, Russell Peters which was produced by Akshay Kumar!
Ludacris & Drake also make cameo appearances in the flick!
Is this the Bend It Like Beckham of Ice Hockey?!
Akshay Kumar and John Abraham recently shot a risky stunt for the title track of their forthcoming film, Desi Boyz, directed by Rohit Dhawan.
Rohit Dhawan wanted this particular shot in the title song of the film in which Akshay and John climb down from a moving chopper. However, he was worried for his actors because of the risk involved. Akshay heard about this and immediately wanted to do the shot as he loves action. John too loves action and wanted to give it a try.
The helicopter scene required them to do the stunt without a harness, as both of them had to wear whites in the scene and a harness would have been visible in the close-up shots. Despite it being a very risky shot where the actors had to step out of the chopper mid –air with no strapping, both the actors were quite convinced about the shot and insisted on going ahead with it.
Akshay Kumar has revealed that he trusts no-one in Bollywood after 20 years in the game!
“No matter how much you are loved or respected, the minute you lose focus, or make a small mistake, people will tear you apart.” Akshay said.
“One has to deal with it. You give your best, stay immune to gossip and think only about your goal. The best way to survive in this industry is to be the person you want to be and do what you feel is right.”
Kumar added: “No one has got close enough to use or abuse me and even if they did, I wouldn’t get too emotional about it.
“The only thing I ever get emotional about is my family. I am kind to everyone but I trust no one. That keeps me from getting hurt.”
Check out the new video from Akshay Kumar featuring US rapper Ludacris in ‘Shera Di Kaum’ taken from their new movie ‘Breakaway’.