Akshay Kumar to promote OUATIM 2 at IPL today

Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; April 3, 2013)

 

Contrary to reports that Shah Rukh Khan is using his clout at the Indian Premiere League (IPL) to ensure Akshay Kumar can’t promote his Eid release, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again (OUATIM 2), the latter will fly to Kolkata today for the opening ceremony and the inaugural match.

A box office battle was reported between the two after SRK scheduled his Chennai Express to open in theaters the same day. For the past few years, the Eid slot has been booked by Salman Khan. But this time, he has left the festive week vacant as his next film, Mental, isn’t likely to be ready for release by then. Ekta Kapoor, producer of OUATIM 2, also starring Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, had first announced an Eid release.

Dismissing reports of his film’s promotions not taking place at the IPL today, Akshay says, “I don’t believe anyone can curb anything. I don’t know where all these reports are coming from. I’ve always kept away from controversies, I’m only interested in making this film as best as possible. I don’t get into murky things; I work with a positive attitude in life.”

The actor adds, “I am going today to watch the first IPL match. I love cricket and the entire team of the film will be there.”

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13 Comments

  1. assmasala
    assmasala
    April 4, 2013 at 2:21 AM

    Acha Today Akshay Kumar came to Kolkata for promotion ??
    Have anyone of you seen him ? :D
    Where was he ? hehehe

    1. ank_16n
      ank_16n
      April 4, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      yes instead of wasting his time at stadium seeing the face of SRK he held an press conference and after 1 hr he left for mumbai to complete his other assignment as he has work to do rather than jumping on the balcony of the stadium…!! :) :)

      1. rajeev singh
        rajeev singh
        April 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM

        just now aditya(a akshay fan) posted this article :

        http://www.naachgaana.com/2013/04/04/highly-insecure-srk-using-his-pr-and-contacts-against-akshay/

        here it’s clearly written
        “Akshay spent more than two hours watching the KKR vs Delhi Daredevils match from a box, hopping across briefly to the DD enclosure and even popping out to wave to his fans in a five-minute frenzy that shifted crowd — but not TV camera — focus from the Khan to the Kumar, from Gautam Gambhir to Imran Khan (Aamir Khan’s nephew, of course) and from Deepika Padukone to Sonakshi Sinha (a Salman Khan loyalist, dare we say).”

        so ur claim is totally wrong…..before writing you must verify …..akshay was very much in stadium …

        1. ank_16n
          ank_16n
          April 4, 2013 at 5:19 PM

          arre u mentioned the content of the post but missed the heading….

          not to worry when i m here….will tell u the heading/title of this article by Aditya…

          “Highly Insecure SRK, using his PR and contacts against Akshay.”

          now got it…!!

          1. rajeev singh
            rajeev singh
            April 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM

            i am agreeing srk used his contacts and he is insecure, and also that OUATIM2 will crush CE…..but the fact is what u commented in ur above comment is totally lie that he left for mumbai in 1 hr, though he was in stadium only , for more than 2 hrs and akshay tried to get some limelight, but insecure srk with the help of his contacts was able to stop him from coming even once on TV….

          2. ank_16n
            ank_16n
            April 4, 2013 at 6:31 PM

            1stly i don’t take all these articles seriously….
            2nd—he didn’t stayed in the Stadium for 2 hrs….
            around 5 pm he reached Kolkata at 6pm……
            then held an press conference at around 7:30 pm….

            and then after that went for stadium and reached there around 9 pm and left around 10 pm…..so….hedidn’t stayed there for 2 hrs….

            read my above comment carefully….i said…..“after 1 hr he left for mumbai to complete his other assignment as he has work to do rather than jumping on the balcony of the stadium…!! :) :)

  2. danish
    danish
    April 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    ab iss promotion ki fake report ke baad to akshay pakka number 1 ban jaayega.

  3. danish
    danish
    April 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    ab iss promotion ki fake report ke baad to akshay pakka number 1 ban jaayega.

  4. ank_16n
    ank_16n
    April 4, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    hmmmmmm……

    tumhare mooh mein 2 rs ke Ladooo..!! :)

  5. Alfa.one
    Alfa.one
    April 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    “1stly i don’t take all these articles seriously….” … hahahahahahahahahahaha…!

    Kitna sach bolta hai yaar ye !!

    phir bhi isi type ke articals post karte ho aur unpar serious comments bhi dete ho.

    1. ank_16n
      ank_16n
      April 4, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      oh toh tum bhi ho abhi NG pe….
      mai bhool hi gaya tha…!! :)

  6. Angry Young Man
    Angry Young Man
    April 4, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    2013, FIRST QUARTER SCORE CARD of films: only one hit…JOLLY LLB
    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/boxnewsdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=5549&nCat=

  7. Alfa.one
    Alfa.one
    April 5, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    “oh toh tum bhi ho abhi NG pe….
    mai bhool hi gaya tha…!!”

    Ye short term memory loss tha ya ….? zara khyal rakhna apna, kheen aisa no ho ke in chakkaron mein permanent memory loss ho jaaye !!!

    Kitna sach bolte ho yaar tum ..!

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