and this is the reason for the clash between the two. It is also known that Akshay will never be working with Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder now, according to the tabloid.
Akshay-Sonakshi's Joker has opened to not-so-impressive reviews. The film directed by Shirish Kunder released on August 31.
A source told Mid-Day,“Akshay Kumar is someone who would never leave a film incomplete. His past record proves that he has never left a film mid-way. He was creatively dissatisfied with the film as he felt cheated that whatever was promised to him was never delivered. In spite of all this, he completed the film and then decided to distance himself.”
It is reported that Akshay Kumar will not be involved in the promotions of the film.
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Akshay Kumar abandons Joker's promotions
Akshay Kumar seems to have abandoned Shirish Kunder’s fantasy film, Joker. The lead actor and co-producer of the film is nowhere to be seen at the film’s promotions. Only Sonakshi Sinha, who plays the female lead, and Chitrangda Singh, who features in an item number, are present at most events.
Of course, in the past too, lead actors have stayed away from the promotion of their films, but only when they were busy shooting for another film at the time. But, Akki is very much around, and making other appearances such as at the finale of a children’s dance reality show and for his other film, Oh My God, which is releasing much later. READ STORY
Item number in Joker raises activist's heckles
Hindi movie Joker, scheduled for release Aug 31, could face legal hurdles over a raunchy item number that allegedly insults patriotic sentiments, an activist said here on Thursday.
A legal notice has been served on the Central Board of Film Certification demanding deletion of the item number.
The song has "caused an intolerable insult to our first warrior of independence, Rani Laxmibai, famous as Jhansi ki Rani," said Rajkumar Tak, the Maharashtra director of International Human Rights Association. FULL STORY
WATCH: Akshay Kumar in Jugnu from Joker
Though there's nothing extraordinary about music of this romantic song, but Udit Narayan's magical voice makes it bearable. Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Joker is set to release on Aug 31.
"Udit Narayan is singing for Akshay in a romantic song called Jugnu Banke Tu. Udit has given many hits for Akshay specially the romantic songs, so we were keen to rope him in for this song and we are glad that the pair is back together for this song," Kunder hadsaid in a statement. READ MORE
I don't target 100 crore club: Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar certainly feels that comedy has to be an inherent element in each of his films. Starting off with a 'family comedy' Housefull 2 and then an 'action comedy' Rowdy Rathore, both of which also facilitated an entry for him in the 100 crore club, he is now jumping genres with 'sci-fi comedy' Joker. Moreover, the promos have pretty much indicated that this is a new world that Shirish Kunder has created with the film. One can well expect a different experience for Akshay to be finding himself in this world. MORE ON THIS
Akshay Kumar to redub for Joker
Shirish Kunder's upcoming film Joker starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha will be redubbed. However, the makers of the film will only redo the sequences which feature Akshay referring certain Indian states in the film. The reason behind this is that since the film is said to be based in a fictional village in India, there cannot be any reference to existing Indian states, namely Rajasthan, MP and UP. SEE MORE
Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in a still from Joker
Akshay Kumar’s Joker to be screened in space?
The last time Shirish Kunder directed a movie (Tees Maar Khan, 2010), it sank without a trace. So, this time around, he seems to be trying everything possible to ensure that his upcoming sci-fi film, Joker, doesn’t face the same fate. He may not have found aliens to come and fill seats in theatres, but he’s got plans of taking the film to space!
In a promotional gimmick to beat all promotional gimmicks, it seems that producers UTV-Disney are planning to screen the upcoming film 230 miles above the earth, at the International Space Station (ISS).
A trade source reveals that the filmmakers are in talks with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to work out the logistics to screen the film at the space station for astronaut Sunita Williams.
Shirish Kunder goes high tech for Joker
Director Shirish Kunder’s Joker is full of visual effects, what with aliens and UFOs being integral to the plot. The director is now cutting a fresh trailer of his forthcoming film to give a taste of these heavy-duty VFX to the audience, and has even roped in international technicians. “I am currently making a second trailer of Joker which will be laden with visual effects and many more things that we haven’t disclosed so far,” admits Shirish.
The trailer-in-making will apparently feature the much talked about UFO and aliens from the film. The makers have hired around 30 ace international technicians to cut this trailer, which will be aired a week before the film’s release. READ ON