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Akshay Kumar enjoying the best phase of his career?ank_16n | November 3, 2012, 2:25 PM | 22 comments | 0 views
When an offbeat film of yours ends up finding all-around appreciation, starts breaking records, gives a character artist a hero status, battles challenges that could have been reputation threatening and ends up gaining a cult status for itself, it can be pretty much said that things are indeed falling in place for you as a filmmaker.
Akshay Kumar may well be saying this to himself, what with ‘OMG – Oh My God’ cruising towards the 80 crore mark just in India and carrying a decent chance of registering 100 crore in worldwide collections. This, when two of his films (Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore) have already joined the 100 crore club this year and one more (Khiladi 786) is all set to repeat the feat in less than two months from now.
The man who was being questioned for his script selection not too long ago is now being hailed for getting it right across genres and scoring well too. The same guy who hadn’t lost his charm or the acting prowess, was the fittest in the business, had boasted of looks that had stayed steady despite a few downs in his career and had glowed without the need of any surgical helps, smiled through his not so good times and is now calling the shots in a big way, and how.
Suddenly, all choices made by him seem to be worth in gold. ‘Khiladi 786? is coming across as a true blue action comedy franchise which just can’t go wrong.
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