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Akshay-John to be slapped!

Last summer, Housefull’s slapping sequence between Akshay Kumar and a monkey was quite talked about. Now, director Sajid Khan will shoot another sequence with two monkeys slapping the leading men, Akshay and John Abraham, in Housefull 2.

bollywood Updated: Apr 15, 2011 17:47 IST
Rachana Dubey

Last summer, Housefull’s slapping sequence between Akshay Kumar and a monkey was quite talked about. Now, director Sajid Khan will shoot another sequence with two monkeys slapping the leading men, Akshay and John Abraham, in Housefull 2. The scene will be shot in Krabi Island, Thailand in August-September this year.

The upbeat anchor-turned-director says, “Last time, it was a slow motion sequence where a monkey snatches Deepika’s phone, Akshay tries to get it back, and picks a slap-fight with the monkey. This time, we’ll create a Matrix-style scene with two huge monkeys slapping John and Akshay. It’s early to tell you the background of the scene, but it will look like it’s straight out of Matrix.”

Khan believes that the scene will be a hit among kids. “My nephew Czar, and nieces, Anya and Diva adored the scene in Housefull where Akshay buys a tiger for Lara Dutta and Ritesh Deshmukh, and the slapping scene between the monkey and him,” he reasons. “This time, my film has so many actors that there is no space for gags. So wherever I find room, I will insert such unconventional funny moments, especially because even comedy films these days have nothing to offer for an entire family including children”.

Meanwhile, the two monkeys are being trained in London in different kinds of slapping techniques. It wasn’t difficult for the director, who is shooting the film in at least four different countries including England, America and Thailand, to convince Akshay for the fight sequence. “Akshay has already done a similar sequence but John is new to this kind of action. I’m sure when I tell him, he will jump into this just for the kicks, and also the slaps,” laughs Sajid, who plans to show the scene to his three-year-old nephew and nieces.

“I’m sure they’ll love it. If they do, then I know other kids will enjoy it too.”