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John's comic timing is like Mr Bean's, says Akshay

Film star Akshay Kumar, who has delivered a number of comedy films like Hera Pheri, Housefull, Singh is Kingg and Welcome, says he likes his co-star and friend John Abraham's laidback style of comedy and that he is also learning it from John.

bollywood Updated: Nov 23, 2011 17:30 IST
Akshay Kumar

Film star Akshay Kumar, who has delivered a number of comedy films like Hera Pheri, Housefull, Singh is Kingg and Welcome, says he likes his co-star and friend John Abraham's laidback style of comedy and that he is also learning it from John.

After Garam Masala that had released six years back, this is the second time Akshay and John have teamed up for a comedy flick. They would be seen in Rohit Dhawan's upcoming film, Desi Boyz.

"I think John has changed a lot since the time we worked earlier. He has a fantastic comic timing. I feel the way his muscles have flexed up, his comic timing has also improved a lot. In fact, I am learning comedy from John. His style of comedy is very laid-back. Laid back in the sense, the way he delivers the dialogue is so effortless that it leaves an impact behind," Akshay told PTI in an interview.

The Khiladi actor compares John's comic timing to that of Mr Bean, a British comedy television programme starring English actor-comedian- screenwriter Rowan Atkinson in the title role.

"I think his comedy is somewhat similar to Mr Bean. He does laid-back comedy, his way of delivering dialogues is very slow...that is another way of comedy. Like Mr Bean has a very laidback style of talking and audience will catch it up. It is a very great qualification he (John) possesses. I have started learning from him. Charlie Chaplin is loud, while Mr Bean is more subtle and laid-back," Akshay said.

Akshay, who started off in Bollywood as an action-hero, later forayed into comedy. His comic performances in films such as Hera Pheri (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Garam Masala (2005), Hey Babyy (2007), Welcome (2007) and Singh is Kingg (2007) proved success.

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