Akshay Kumar on a roll with back-to-back films

By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial

With ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI 2 and SPECIAL 26 spaced out by six months, it must have seemed that for an otherwise prolific Akshay Kumar, things had slowed down a little. As has turned out though, this was just calm after releasing six films in a matter of one year for the 'khiladi' Kumar, even as the actor was busy shooting all this while. Not just that as he is starting quite a few films in quick succession, which means Eid 2013 onwards, it would be back to continued releases for the actor who has prided in hitting the screens 3-5 times a year.

"That's true," says a source, "Akshay believes in releasing multiple films a year and that won't change at all. Okay, so there has been a minor exception with ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI 2 arriving after a good gap. However it was planned this way since this one is a biggie which deserves all his time and attention. Moreover, there are huge plans for the film's marketing and promotion as well. Akshay didn't want to squeeze in any film in the middle of it all."

However now with Akshay signing Sanjay Leela Bhansali's GABBAR, one can expect a flurry of releases post the arrival of the Milan Luthria directed sequel.

"First to arrive would be Anthony D'Souza's BOSS which is carrying very good reports and would hit the screens on 18th October. Then there would be remake of THUPPAKKI which is making brisk progress too. Meanwhile Akshay would soon be starting shoot of Sajid-Farhad's directorial debut. With GABBAR coming in as well, Akshay would have a minimum of three films each releasing in 2013 and 2014. Moreover, it won't be surprising if he brings in a fourth film as well next year. He likes to be busy," says a close associate.

For an actor with over 100 films to his credit in 20 years and stays on to be a top superstar who is still kicking and alive, we are hardly surprised.

More on bollywood at glamsham.com

--

Did you know that you can get stories like this on the Yahoo mail app?
Download it here.

Latest News

  • Arjun Rampal growing beard for 'Daddy'

    Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal is growing a beard in preparation for his role in the film "Daddy". …

  • KJO moved by 'Humari Adhuri Kahani' trailer

    Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has found the trailer of Mohit Suri's "Humari Adhuri Kahani" to be "compelling". The film features acting talent as wonderful as the National Award winning Vidya Balan and Rajkummar Rao, as well as Emraan Hashmi. Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has in the past said that the movie will perhaps turn out to be Suri's career best directorial. -*- A year since '2 States', Arjun nostalgic Time flies, and actor Arjun Kapoor agrees. …

  • 'Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer' release pushed further

    Numbai, April 18 (IANS) The release date of filmmaker Faisal Saif's comedy spoof "Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer", earlier titled "Main Hoon Rajinikanth", has been pushed forward from April 24 to a new date, which is yet to be locked. It is the same movie against the release of which superstar Rajinikanth had petitioned the Madras High Court for a stay last year, as he had felt the entertainer might defame him and upset his large fan base. Now, the Madras High Court is said to have instructed …

  • Online audition dates announced for K-POP India

    New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Korean Cultural Centre here has announced the online auditions of the fourth edition of K-POP 2015 festival, where artistes of the popular music genre compete with one another. In the new edition of K-POP 2015, auditions are happening on a larger scale, and not just across India, but other neighbouring countries Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal are also participating. With two and ahalf months of online auditions, K-POP will continue to pore through the submissions …

  • Akshay Kumar wraps up 'Brothers' shooting

    Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar has wrapped up shooting for Dharma Productions' "Brothers", which he says has turned out to be a "memorable" film. …

  • French film shot in India to compete at Cannes

    Chennai, April 18 (IANS) French film "Dheepan", parts of which have been shot in Tamil Nadu, will vie at the competition section of the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The last Indian film to compete for coveted Palm D'Or at the prestigious gala was Shaji N. Karun's "Swaham" in 1994. India's Wide Angle Creations, led by Suresh Balaje and George Pius collaborated with Paris' Why Not Productions' "Dheepan", directed by Jacques Audiard, for shooting in India. Balaje, who will be …

  • Amitabh Bachchan And Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Launch Jewellery Showroom At A Star-Studded Event
    Amitabh Bachchan And Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Launch Jewellery Showroom At A Star-Studded Event

    Chennaiites thronged to the much awaited launch of Kalyan Jewellers’ first showroom in Chennai. Kalyan Jewellers brand ambassadors and mega stars of Indian celluloid Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prabhu Ganesan, Nagarjuna, Shivaraj Kumar, Manju Warrier and Vikram Prabhu regaled the crowd at the inauguration of Kalyan Jewellers’ 50th showroom in South India and 78th store globally. …

  • Kangana Ranaut’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns Trailer Creates A Splash!
    Kangana Ranaut’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns Trailer Creates A Splash!

    The team of Eros International & Colour Yellow Productions’ Tanu Weds Manu Returns are back with the highly awaited sequel, Tanu Weds Manu Returns directed by Aanand L Rai, starring R.Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut!The trailer of the film that launched 3 days ago, was received with heavy applause by the audience and the industry alike and is fast trending on the social media platform.Several personalities took to a popular micro-blogging site to voice their praise –The first to talk about the …

Loading...