Akshay Kumar vows never to work with Shirish Kunder?

Buzz is that actor Akshay Kumar and director Shirish Kunder are not on good terms after shooting for their upcoming film Joker. The actor-director duo do not even want to talk to each other because...
Agencies | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2012 04:52 PM IST

Buzz is that actor Akshay Kumar and director Shirish Kunder are not on good terms after shooting for their upcoming film Joker. The actor-director duo do not even want to talk to each other, reports Mid-Day.



It is said that Akshay Kumar is not happy with the film creatively and this is the reason for the clash between the two. It is also known that Akshay will never be working with Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder now, according to the tabloid.

A source told Mid-Day,“Akshay Kumar is someone who would never leave a film incomplete. His past record proves that he has never left a film mid-way. He was creatively dissatisfied with the film as he felt cheated that whatever was promised to him was never delivered. In spite of all this, he completed the film and then decided to distance himself.”

It is reported that Akshay Kumar will not be involved in the promotions of the film.

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Akshay Kumar seems to have abandoned Shirish Kunder’s fantasy film, Joker. The lead actor and co-producer of the film is nowhere to be seen at the film’s promotions. Only Sonakshi Sinha, who plays the female lead, and Chitrangda Singh, who features in an item number, are present at most events.

Of course, in the past too, lead actors have stayed away from the promotion of their films, but only when they were busy shooting for another film at the time. But, Akki is very much around, and making other appearances such as at the finale of a children’s dance reality show and for his other film, Oh My God, which is releasing much later.





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A legal notice has been served on the Central Board of Film Certification demanding deletion of the item number.

The song has "caused an intolerable insult to our first warrior of independence, Rani Laxmibai, famous as Jhansi ki Rani," said Rajkumar Tak, the Maharashtra director of International Human Rights Association. FULL STORY

WATCH: Akshay Kumar in Jugnu from Joker

Though there's nothing extraordinary about music of this romantic song, but Udit Narayan's magical voice makes it bearable. Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Joker is set to release on Aug 31.

"Udit Narayan is singing for Akshay in a romantic song called Jugnu Banke Tu. Udit has given many hits for Akshay specially the romantic songs, so we were keen to rope him in for this song and we are glad that the pair is back together for this song," Kunder hadsaid in a statement.





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Akshay Kumar certainly feels that comedy has to be an inherent element in each of his films. Starting off with a 'family comedy' Housefull 2 and then an 'action comedy' Rowdy Rathore, both of which also facilitated an entry for him in the 100 crore club, he is now jumping genres with 'sci-fi comedy' Joker. Moreover, the promos have pretty much indicated that this is a new world that Shirish Kunder has created with the film. One can well expect a different experience for Akshay to be finding himself in this world.

Akshay Kumar to redub for Joker

Shirish Kunder's upcoming film Joker starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha will be redubbed. However, the makers of the film will only redo the sequences which feature Akshay referring certain Indian states in the film. The reason behind this is that since the film is said to be based in a fictional village in India, there cannot be any reference to existing Indian states, namely Rajasthan, MP and UP.
Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in a still from Joker
Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in a still from Joker


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