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When Dimple Kapadia rehearsed with son-in-law Akshay Kumar

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar plays the good son-in-law; rehearses with Kapadia for a film he’s not part of.

bollywood Updated: Nov 22, 2013 16:55 IST
Anirban Das
Anirban Das
Hindustan Times

You’d call Akshay Kumar a busy man, what with the actor doing an average of four to five films a year. Even now, in fact, the actor has nearly three films lined up. Besides, he is also a producer. However, the man whose calendar mostly looks chock-a-block, played the good son-in-law when Dimple Kapadia needed some assistance. He took time out to rehearse some of her scenes with her, even though he isn’t a part of the film.

It seems that, for an upcoming film, veteran actor Dimple Kapadia was doing the prep for her character. She needed someone to practise her lines with, so Akshay readily jumped in to help. “Dimple feels that Akshay has excellent comic timing. So when she started preparing for her character, she wanted to practise with Akshay. He readily agreed, even though he isn’t associated with the film in any way,” says a source close to the actor.

Akshay Kumar’s comic repertoire, of course, consists of comedies like Hera Pheri (2000) Garam Masala (2005) and the Housefull franchise. Dimple’s next film, What The Fish, is also a comedy.

The rehearsal sessions are believed to have been held at Akshay’s office in Juhu. “Akshay sat down with the script and took her through it, and he also shared tips with her,” the source adds.

While the film’s production team confirms the news, Dimple says, “I look up to Akshay for his comedy roles. In fact, I prefer his comedies to his action films.”

What The Fish will see Dimple playing a comedy role for the first time.

First Published: Nov 22, 2013 16:52 IST