Actor-producer Akshay Kumar, undeterred by the box office results of his Canadian co-production Speedy Singhs, is already looking for scripts that he can co-produce with an international production company. Two weeks have passed since the film’s release and as of now, there has been no luck."A film’s release date is extremely essential. At times, it actually ends up deciding the its fate at the box office. My first international co-production came during the shraddh period. We couldn’t release it on another date because we had a number of prints and it had to be a simultaneous release across the world," says Akshay. "My partners were confident of the date, and I decided to go with what they chose. I’m happy with the response the film received everywhere it went. Critics liked it and so did the audience. Even monetarily, we didn’t suffer."
The action hero, currently filming portions of Housefull 2 in the city, says he’s not made up his mind on what kind of film he plans to internationally co-produce next yet. However, he’s clear it will be from a different genre: “I don’t know if it will be on the same scale as Speedy Singhs or will it be notches higher or whether we’ll produce something on a smaller scale. The pressure is not about the size of the project, but about how different we can make it from my first movie.”
Admitting it’s hard to get a lineup of international and domestically popular names together for a movie’s schedule, he says, “I’m not even thinking about whom I want to work with next. As of now, I don’t have a single new script. Once I have something genuinely interesting and engaging, I’ll start running around again.”