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‘BOSS’ claims the title of the No 1 film in Cineworld Cinemas on its preview day

Akshay Kumar in BOSS (3)

Superstar Akshay Kumar has once again retained his crown as the king of action and comedy with the portrayal of a Haryanvi character named BOSS in Anthony D’Souza’s Boss, which is expected to be the original action hero’s biggest opener yet.

The film opened at the Indian and international box offices on the 16th of October 2013, with previews from the 15th October, to a phenomenal response. It also notched another impressive accolade to become the number one film across all Cineworld cinemas in the UK on its preview day beating the likes of Hollywood films The Fifth Estate and Baggage Claim, which released in cinemas on 11th October.

Akshay returns to the silver screen with a bang and packs a punch in the adrenaline-soaked BOSS, which is somewhat of a departure from his previous somber portrayals in films Oh My God – OMG and Special 26. BOSS proves to be a feast of unadulterated, pure ‘Bollywood Masala’ entertainment which will knock the socks off recent action films.

Embellished with a melodic soundtrack, eye-catching visuals and cinematography and glazed with an accomplished star cast, Boss is an amalgamation of death-defying stunts with a sprinkling of romance and comedy, making the perfect treat this Eid.

In BOSS, Akshay Kumar dons the role of Boss and veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty plays his weary father. Debutant star Shiv Pandit portrays Boss’s younger brother and the scintillating Aditi Rao Hydari plays Shiv’s love interest. The film also sees yesteryear actor Danny Denzongpa perform the role of Boss‘s mentor while Ronit Roy plays a ruthless police officer who is pitted against Boss.

Comedic hero Johnny Lever adds to the entertainment quotient in the film along with actor Parikshit Sahni. What’s more, Boss pairs up with Dance supremo Prabhu Deva where he makes a special appearance in the track ‘Hum Na Tode Phode’ with zeal as well as starlett Sonakshi Sinha for the chart-busters ‘Party All Night’ and ‘Har Kisi Ko’.

Boss released today, 16th October through Krian Media internationally and Tip Top Entertainment in the UK. Boss is produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in association with Cape of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions.

Danny Denzonga to play Akshay Kumar’s Big Boss!

Danny Denzongpa in BOSSVeteran actor Danny Denzongpa, who has won accolades throughout his career mostly for the villainous characters, is all set to enthrall the audiences with his larger than life persona in Anthony Dsouza’s BOSS.

Danny who was last seen in Luck (2009) is all set to charm the audiences with his persona and will be the big boss in BOSS!

Confused? Well, Akshay Kumar plays the BOSS in the film and Danny would be playing the role of big boss which bears uncanny similarities to the popular Robin Hood persona!

Usually, we have seen Danny playing negative characters, but for this film his role is quite different and will be have a positive person who extends his generous hand for the good of the society says a source close to the Production Team!

Well, we are sure this role is definitely poised to be a power packed addition to the stable of laurels in Danny’s bag of movies!!

The film also stars Mithun Chakraborty, Shiv Pandit, Aditi Rao Hydari and Johnny Lever.

Boss releases on 16th October 2013 through Krian Media internationally and Tip Top Entertainment in the UK. Boss is produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in association with Cape of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions.

‘Boss’ ties up with classic comic book ‘Chacha Chaudhary’

Chacha Chaudhary  BossOne of the most popular comic books in India Chacha Chaudhary  has become a cult brand  and sold over 10 million copies over the years.

For the first time in the history of Indian Comic Books Chacha Chaudhary will have a tie-up with Bollywood, in Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming film BOSS.

Well! There is certain kind of similarity between BOSS and  Chacha Chaudhary, who is a middle class Indian, frail but very intelligent old man and helps people in distress by solving their problem, on the other hand our BOSS -Akshay Kumar also helps people who are in trouble but in his own fun way.

This special edition of comic which will be printed in English and Hindi will be launched officially by Akshay Kumar in Delhi himself, who has been a huge fan of this comic since his childhood days.

When quizzed Akshay about it, he excitedly said, “I have been a fan of Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu since my childhood. I feel honored that my character of BOSS will now be featured alongside them in a special comic book.”

The story is going to be new for this particular edition and will revolve around the theme of the comic where the BOSS Akshay Kumar will join Chacha Chaudhary and help him fight out the enemies.

Speaking about the tie-up of BOSS with Chacha Chaudhary, Head of Marketing of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures Rudrarup Dutta said, “Chacha Chaudhary is a legendary Indian character, an entire generation has grown up reading Diamond Comics’ Chacha Chaudhary. This special edition will have the BOSS, Akshay Kumar, join the team to vanquish their enemies. Apart from a unique medium which connects with the target audience, especially children to promote the film it also is a matter of pride to be part of this ‘collector’s edition’ of one of the most loved Indian comic books

Boss releases on 16th October 2013 through Krian Media internationally and Tip Top Entertainment in the UK. Boss is produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in association with Cape of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions.

Interview: Akshay Kumar talks about ‘BOSS’

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Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is all set to thrill audiences with his portrayal of a Haryanvi gangster with a heart-warming edge, in his new action-entertainer Boss, directed by Tony D’Souza. Boss is produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in association with Cape of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions, and releases internationally on 16th October 2013 through Krian Media and in the UK through Tip Top Entertainment.

How would you define your character in BOSS? And what made you sign this movie?
BOSS is a very colourful Haryanvi character and that’s exactly what appealed to me. He is a larger-than-life figure from Haryana with his own distinct style and attitude. That forms the Masti [fun] part in the film. But there are some things he will neither forgive nor forget, highlighted in reference to a particular situation involving the most dearest people in his life. You don’t mess with BOSS and that message is very clear. When Ashwin (Varde) and Tony (D’Souza) came to me with the film’s concept, I loved it. BOSS is about fun, high-octane action sequences and stunts and a good sprinkling of romance (not for me though!).

How is BOSS different from other action movies?
It’s different in many ways. The main reason is that we are offering the audience a different type of action movie that has a unique panache and style. Every action sequence is designed differently. BOSS is an intense film with a strong action backdrop, needed to drive a powerful story forward.

You shot some major parts for BOSS in Delhi and Bangkok. How was it returning to these places that played such an important role in your life’s journey?
I grew up in Delhi and worked as a chef and learnt Martial Arts in Bangkok, so both places mean a lot to me. It was emotional returning to Chandni Chowk in Delhi especially though as we were barely 200 meters away from my old house. Due to the excitement around the film I was unable to go and visit my old house during the day, but managed to drive past in the early morning recollecting my happy childhood memories. When I was shooting in Thailand, where I studied Martial Arts on the streets of Bangkok, I was also accompanied by my family. I took my son (Aarav) and niece to the kitchen I used to work, eat, sleep and train at in Bangkok when I was 17. Just seeing the small room where I used to rest my head after a tiring day of street fighting for extra money brought back so many memories. I had to fight back the tears in front of my son when I stood in the doorway of the kitchen I once worked so hard in, wondering how different my life is now. One day I was frying noodles, the next I was frying my brains over learning lines for my first film. Never say it isn’t possible. I’m proof that there is nothing more powerful than fate itself, even when the world thinks you’re just a plain boy wiping tables and cleaning dishes.

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It took a little while before the industry and the audiences started taking you seriously as a star. How would you describe your journey?
My journey has been both difficult and fantastic at the same time but I guess that’s part of life. It may have taken time for people to accept that I was more than just a struggling actor. I was also very determined to succeed and you can never achieve success without working towards it and adopting a diligent, positive and honest approach to this. I was Akshay Kumar, born with nothing but good parents and God’s hand on my shoulder!

Which is your favourite song from BOSS?
Please don’t ask me to pick out just one favourite track because I simply love them all. I genuinely believe that the BOSS soundtrack is a complete package. Each song has been shot in a unique way. But yes, the Pitaah song is somehow closer to my heart because it’s about a father-son relationship. Har Kisi Ko’ is another classic treat for everyone who grew up in the eighties.

You worked with Ronit Roy way back in Sainik. How was your experience and how far has he changed now in BOSS?
When Ronit and I worked in Sainik, we were both very young. There was a lot of affection and respect for each other even then. Working with him again in BOSS after so many years was a wonderful experience. He is a fantastic actor and BOSS will showcase him in a different way. He has worked very hard on his role in BOSS and the audience will be nicely surprised by his performance.

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You are perhaps the first actor to ever play a Haryanvi character. What are your thoughts on this, was it a fun role to play?
Every character comes with its own identity. I was excited about playing a Haryanvi character in BOSS because that’s something I haven’t done before. And I always like to re-invent myself and present to fans a side of my persona they may not have experienced before. The character fitted so well with the story. It was a great experience.

How was the experience of doing action scenes at 47° Celsius? Is BOSS your best action film according to you?
I would say it was my toughest shooting experience when we shot in 47 degrees. But full marks to the entire unit for bearing it and giving the best results. I would like to believe that in every film, I try to give my best shot. As far as action is concerned, I like to set new records every time. BOSS features a variety of high-octane action sequences – the best part is that some of the scenes were very new to me and I haven’t performed these in any other films before.

 

 

Krian Media acquires International Distribution Rights for Akshay Kumar Starrer ‘Boss’’

BOSS UK ReleaseKrian Media Ltdannounced that it has bagged the International Distribution rights for the Viacom 18 Motion Pictures Akshay Kumar starrer Boss. The film will be released in over 400 screens worldwide, including Europe, North America, South East Asia and Australia, amongst others. Boss is scheduled to release overseas on 16th October 2013

The acquisition marks an important milestone for Krian Media as it is the first big budget mainstream Bollywood movie that it has acquired for international distribution. In a short span since its inception Krian Media Ltd., in addition to having acquired and released G.I. Joe, it has also acquired two Tollywood and two Mollywood films for USA distribution of which it has already released one Malyalam film. Krian also recently acquired A.R. Murugadoss and Fox Star Studios Raja Rani for a Pan USA release.

Looking at the potential of international markets, Raj Malik, Vice President, Film Acquisition & Distribution, Krian Media, stated: “It is no secret that with the explosion of India internationally, Indian cinema has also been breaking newer barriers and crossing over to many more international markets. Likewise International cinema has also been increasingly making its presence felt at the Indian Box office and we at Krian Media endeavour to become the ideal channel of choice for both the above. 

“In this context, the Boss deal is significant to us not just because it is our first acquisition of a mainstream big budget Bollywood movie, but it is also the first movie that we would be distributing globally and not just in the US markets,” Mr. Malik added.

Boss is Krian Media Ltd.’s second association with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, the first being ‘G.I. Joe’ which released in India on 27th March 2013.

Produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Cape Of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions and directed by Anthony D’Souza, Boss is an action comedy starring Akshay Kumar and Aditi Rao Hydari and is slated for a 16 October, 2013 release.

Akshay Kumar is the real ‘BOSS’

The makers of Akshay Kumar’s next movie BOSS have released the first look poster of the film, along with a motion poster which gives us a glimpse to a sure shot entertainer on its way Boss is an action entertainer with daredevil stunts, style and attitude.

Considering the huge fan following of Akshay Kumar, the motion poster has been welcomed by trending the hashtag #BossIsComing in India and worldwide on Twitter by Akshay Kumar fans who call themselves “Akkians”, they plan to keep trending various hashtags during the campaign.

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Also, just recently, the makers of the film elevated the audiences’ expectations by releasing a 1 minute long teaser and exposing the intensity of explosion that can be expected from the Official Trailer which will be launched on 27th August.

 For those who haven’t yet caught a glimpse of the teaser, it features Akshay Kumar displaying his cool action antics and the background score adds to the drama and excitement.

 Akshay Kumar has already announced on Twitter and Facebook, that ‘with BOSS he is coming back to the full-on action genre, added with style and attitude!’

Surely from the looks of what has been let out so far, An entertaining blockbuster filled with some great action scenes coupled with some great laughs, is soon making its way to the silver screen.

Boss is an action entertainer with daredevil stunts, style and attitude. The movie is produced by Viacom18Motion Pictures in association with Cape of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions. 

Akshay Kumar takes action to new heights in ‘Boss’

Akshay KumarBollywood’s high-kicking original action hero Akshay Kumar will once again return to fighting form in the high-octane thriller film ‘Boss’. Akshay, who is renowned in Bollywood for his adrenaline-inducing, heart-pumping films, will ‘bring it’ in Viacom 18’s action fest by displaying an array of death-defying stunts.

Akshay recently wheted the appetite of his adoring fans when he revealed an exclusive still of the climax scene from Boss. The image shows a fully toned Akshay hitting the sand hard as he films the thrilling final sequence in Thailand.

Akshay’s big screen outing in Boss is a remake of the classic South Indian tale ‘Pokkiri Raja’ and sees Akshay return to his much-loved Khiladi avatar as a tough talking, hard-hitting, lovable gangster.

The film is directed by Anthony D’Souza (Blue) and sees Akshay reach top form again after his 2012 box-office-busting films: Housefull 2; Rowdy RathoreKhiladi-786; OMG: Oh My God; and more recently in 2013 Special Chabbis.

Now Indian cinema’s finest is set to break records again with his latest energy-fuelled offering Boss, ensuring that Khiladi Kumar is a force of nature to reckon with.

Boss will release through Viacom 18 in October 2013.