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The actor has a crammed date diary till March next year, with six upcoming films
By Hiren Kotwani (MID-DAY; March 22, 2012)
At a time when most actors are limiting themselves to a film or two annually, Akshay Kumar has half a dozen films lined up till the next year. Akki’s next 12 months are marked by jam-packed schedules for not only his shoots but also promotional activities.
Akshay, who’s currently shooting for Neeraj Pandey’s jewellery heist film Special Chabbis in Mumbai suburbs, has recently finalised the dates for A Murugadoss’s second Hindi venture after Ghajini. Interestingly, the South director is presently wrapping up the Vijay-Kajal Agarwal Tamil film, which he’s remaking with Akshay later this October, and completing by next February.
It is learnt that Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan had evinced an interest in the Hindi remake of the director’s Tamil movie. “However, Murugadoss is making another film with Shah Rukh. Besides, he’s insistent that he’ll remake this film in Hindi only with Akshay and no one else,” says our source, adding that in all probability, Katrina Kaif will be signed on for the action romance that features Kumar in the role of an encounter specialist.
“Akshay and Katrina make a good pair and have delivered a good number of hits. And Tees Maar Khan registered very good collections in the opening three days,” points our source. Talking of the actor’s packed date diary, he’ll start shooting for his co-production with Himesh Reshammiya and Sunil Lulla in April-May Khiladi 786, after wrapping up Neeraj Pandey’s heist thriller.
“Besides, in the coming weeks, Akshay will also be promoting his upcoming comedy Housefull 2 helmed by Sajid Khan. And while he’s shooting for the co-production with Himesh, he’s also committed to start Milan Luthria’s sequel to his gangster film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 for Ekta Kapoor in June, after the release of the Prabhudeva-directed action romance Rowdy Rathore ,” reveals the actor’s friend.
A small break in between
If that’s not all, Kumar is also flying off abroad for a month, timed with his son’s school vacation. “Aarav’s holidays are in July. So Akshay’s going abroad with his family for a month. And in that time, he prefers to be disconnected from all things professional.
And after his return, he’ll wrap up Milan’s gangster film, before staring Murugadoss’s second Hindi film in October,” sums up our informer. Of course, the actor will also be promoting his co-production with Himesh, which is scheduled to release this Diwali.