Akshay Kumar cherishes working with Bollywood legends
Indian cinema superstar Akshay Kumar is a happy man these days. Riding high on the box-office success of his recent blockbuster film “Gabbar is Back”, the enigmatic Akshay recently shared an amazing piece of trivia about his illustrious film career.
The megastar recalled having worked in a high percentage of films in which he shared screen-space with a number of Bollywood legends. Oddly enough, the only exception to the rule was his father-in-law and yesteryear superstar, Rajesh Khanna.
Over the years, Akshay has worked with Bollywood legends like Manoj Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee and Tanuja. While the actor co-starred with Manoj Kumar in the 1995 thriller “Maidan-E-Jung”, which also featured Dharmendra, he has also worked with Shatrughan Sinha in the classic “Aan-Men at Work”, Feroz Khan in “Welcome” and Rishi Kapoor in “Namastey London” and “Housefull 2”. In addition, Akshay has also shared screen time with the legendary Amitabh Bachchan in “Ek Rishta,” “Aankhen,” “Ab Tumhaare Hawale Watan Saathiyo,” and “Waqt-The Race Against Time,” amongst others.
While speaking to a noted publication recently, Akshay said: “There is so much to learn from them, and although I did not have many scenes with some, like Manoj-ji and Dharam-ji, I cherish the experiences.”
Akshay Kumar’s gritty drama Brothers is releasing on August 14 2015 and tells the story of the relationship between two brothers gone awry. Akshay will be seen playing Sidharth Malhotra’s elder brother, both of whom are martial arts fighters seeking victory in the ring. Akshay and Sidharth look mean and rugged in the film’s trailer, which has already crossed an impressive 4.8 million views online.
Brothers will release in UK cinemas through 20th Century Fox on 14th August 2015