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Akshay Kumar motivated me for Speedy Singhs: Vinay Virmani

If not for Akshay Kumar, first time actor-writer Vinay Virmani, a young Canadian of Indian origin, may not have realised his dream of making a film.

bollywood Updated: Sep 21, 2011 17:36 IST

If not for Akshay Kumar, first time actor-writer Vinay Virmani, a young Canadian of Indian origin, may not have realised his dream of making a film.



Vinay is in his 20s and even after finishing acting school in New York, was yet to find his bearings in life. Left wondering how he would progress, it was family friend Akshay who helped him find a direction.



"I was going through several drafts of Speedy Singhs, a story which is centred on ice hockey. Akshay is a close family friend and when I told him about all that I had written so far, he was really into it," Vinay told PTI.



"Akshay himself loves ice hockey and was curious to know how I was planning to bring this sport on screen while ensuring cinematic entertainment. What he really connected with was the entire father-son angle in the film. Once he found himself immersed in the drama, he was the first person to motivate me into going ahead and turn Speedy Singhs into a reality," he added.



Speedy Singhs, with the international title Breakaway, is a comedy-drama film directed by Robert Lieberman starring Russell Peters, Camilla Belle, and Anupam Kher besides Vinay.



Akshay is the co-producer of the film which is releasing on September 23.