Laughing at yourself is always a tough job, especially on screen. That is what differentiates The Shaukeens from other comedies in the same genre. Writer Tigmanshu Dhulia and director Abhishek Sharma designed the film on the basis that all actors in the movie would have a blast laughing at themselves.
As Sharma says, “Akshay plays himself but with a twist – while he talks about staying healthy in public, he is an alcoholic in real life.”
Lisa Haydon’s character is almost that of a stalker fan. “I am not like that at all in reality but it was good to make fun of myself,” she laughs.
The three Shaukeens in the film – Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra – had to bring to the fore their ‘tharki’ side to stay true to their characters.
Abhishek Sharma reasons, “Hollywood does it all the time. I feel the audience in India too is ready for a comedy of this kind where actors have dared to laugh at themselves.”
The Shaukeens is produced by Murad Khetani, Cape Of Good Films and Ashwin Varde. It releases in UK cinemas this Friday on 7th November.
We all know that Akshay Kumar is quite stylish on and off screen. Akshay decided that as he play’s himself in the film with a little bit of a twist, he would style himself just the way he does in his real life so he decided to style his own wardrobe.
The director of The Shaukeens Abhishek Sharma says, “As Akshay is playing himself, he wanted to be comfortable in whatever he wore. And I thought it was a great idea, mainly because he is anyway so well-dressed and dapper in real life too. Infact, some of the outfits are picked from his own personal wardrobe while other stuff is picked up by himself from international designers in Dubai and London while he use to go on his trips.”
The Shaukeens is releasing in on 7th November 2014.
Following the entertaining trailer of The Shaukeens, fans of Akshay Kumar are in for another treat, as the catchy first song of the film has just been released. Sung by music sensation Yo Yo Honey Singh, ‘Alcoholic’ is an upbeat song with playful lyrics by Sahil Kaushal. Superstar Akshay and his stunning leading lady, Lisa Haydon are pictured in the video upon a luxury yacht on the beautiful waters of Pattaya.
Tipped to become a music anthem, the combination of Yo Yo Honey Singh’s upbeat party vibe and Akshay Kumar’s cool charisma makes for a memorable performance!
The film, out on November 7th 2014, is a remake of Basu Chatterjee’s 1982 comedy Shaukeen and is directed by Abhishek Sharma of Tere Bin Laden fame. The adventure film follows three middle-aged men, played by Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Anupam Kher, who venture on a trip to Bangkok, where they meet the sizzling hot Lisa Haydon. The ever-versatile Akshay Kumar makes a cameo appearance as himself in the feel-good film.
The trailer for Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming release, The Shaukeens has been released online.
The feel-good adventure film follows three middle-aged men played by Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Anupam Kher, who venture on a trip to Bangkok, where they meet the sizzling hot Lisa Haydon.
Watch the trailer here:
The Shaukeens will release on 7th November 2014.
The first motion poster of Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming release, The Shaukeens has been released.
The Sahukeens stars Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra, Lisa Haydon and Akshay Kumar in his most special appearance
The film is directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Murad Khetani, Cape Of Good Films & Ashwin Varde.
Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar, is always finding new ways to entertain his audiences, whether it be performing dangerous stunts or doing the unexpected that leaves the audience awestruck. Now Akshay has attempted a never-before-dreamt stunt for his upcoming film, The Shaukeens.
Along with his stunning leading lady in the film, Lisa Haydon, there is a scene where the two are sitting on a couch and hanging mid-air, which has left everybody speechless. This scene was shot with the help of a chopper, which flew the two stars on the red couch, high up in the air.
This decision was put forward by Akshay himself, who was inspired by a Tom and Jerry episode, and insisted that this scene has to be included in the film. The scene was shot on a stunning beach in Cape Town.
The Shaukeens is a remake of the 1982 film, Shaukeen, which starred: Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, A.K. Hangal, as three lewd men. In this updated version, Annu Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher reprise the roles of the former veteran stars, with Akshay Kumar portraying the role that Mithun Chakraborty performed in the earlier version.
The Shaukeens releases 21st November 2014.