'Khiladi 786' Was Supposed To Be Named 'Punjabi Rajinikanth', Claim Sources

2 December 2012
'Khiladi 786' Was Supposed To Be Named 'Punjabi Rajinikanth', Claim Sources

South superstar Rajinikanth is one of the few actors, whose fame and popularity transcends state borders and his on-screen antics have inspired a trend of online hyperbolic humour.


However, what many might not know is that his charisma is such that his name almost became a part of a film title! Sources claim that before Akshay Kumar associated with the film Khiladi 786, composer-singer Himesh Reshammiya, who has also scripted the film, had wanted to name the film Punjabi Rajinikanth. The reason behind this was that the male protagonist is a larger than life character, who is absolutely invincible-just like Rajinikanth's characters on the silver screen. However, when Akshay joined the project as an actor and a co-producer, it was decided to name the film Khiladi 786 as Kumar is famous for the Khiladi series.


The action-comedy film, which also stars Asin and Mithun Chakraborty, is slated to release on December 7 this year.

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