Tees Maar Khan ( 2010) was a debacle for Akshay Kumar. Although the film managed to make its share of money, it was openly thrashed by most critics. However, looks like Akshay is not done with playing the role of a conman yet. Reports suggest that the actor will be donning a similar avatar in Neeraj Pandey’s next directorial venture, Special Chabbis.
The film, which will see Akshay play the lead role, opposite south star Kajal Aggarwal, is based on a real-life heist. A source close to the project tells us, “Akshay’s role as a conman in Tees Maar Khan was very convincing, the audiences seem to have liked it. He has the knack of understanding his characters well. And looking at the way Special Chabbis is turning out, he’s ready to deliver another hit.”
The film brings to light a real-life incident that occurred on March 19, 1987. An unknown man posing as a CBI officer got 26 men to raid a jewellery store in Opera House, Mumbai. They walked away with jewellery worth lakhs and left the jewellers across Zaveri Bazaar shocked.
Special Chabbis releases early next year, and will probably clash with Rajnikanth’s Kochadaiyaan, which stars Deepika Padukone.