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‘Akshay’s a real-life khiladi’

bollywood Updated: Jul 02, 2012 18:17 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times
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Asin has just returned from shooting in Dubai for Khiladi 786 and is all excited about featuring in one of the oldest hit franchises that earned Akshay Kumar his famous moniker. Apparently, the actor landed the role only after Nargis Fakhri’s unceremonious exit. Quiz Asin on this and she says, “I’m not aware of Nargis being approached. Akshay had sounded me out on this a while ago and I found the script really funny. Besides, Khiladi is a superhit brand.” She says that she had a great time working with Akshay on Housefull 2 and it was nice getting back together so soon. “Akshay is returning with a Khiladi film after 12 years and he’s a real life khiladi too, playful yet professional. He’s a prankster like my Bol Bachchan co-stars, Ajay (Devgn) and Abhishek (Bachchan), who haven’t been able to make a bakra of me yet, but I’ll have to be careful when we go on promotional tours.

That’s when the pranks were played out during Housefull 2,” she laughs. For Asin, another high is dancing to Himesh Reshammiya’s tunes. He is not just the film’s composer but has also written the script, and is playing a Gujarati man in the film besides co-producing it with Akshay. Asin, whose Bol Bachchan number, ‘Chalao na naino se’, is currently topping the charts, points out that the Khiladi film flagged off with a song. She says, “We have quite a few songs and I can’t wait to film them. After Bol Bachchan, it’s going to be Khiladi 786 till December 7.”