Posted in Akshay Kumar, Bollywood news

Here’s why Rajiv Bhatia became Akshay Kumar!

Actors changing their real names is nothing new. Right from Yusuf Khan who became Dilip Kumar to Abdul Rashid Salman Salim Khan who became Salman Khan, actors love to have a more suitable screen name. One such actor who changed his real name is Rajiv Bhatia, who we all know today as superstar Akshay Kumar. However, there is an interesting story behind Rajiv Bhatia becoming Akshay Kumar. For those not in the know, Akshay actually made his Bollywood debut with a 10-second cameo in a Mahesh Bhatt directorial titled ‘Aaj’ wherein he played a Martial Arts instructor by the name Akshay. Rajiv loved the name so much that he decided to be known to the world as Akshay Kumar and adapted it as his screen name. And that’s how Bollywood got it’s very own Khiladi, Akshay Kumar. One thing we can’t deny is that the name Akshay suits his personality and goes perfectly with his ‘action star’ image. D

Posted in Abhishek Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bollywood news, Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Haydon, Nargis Fakhri, Riteish Deshmukh

Housefull 3

Housefull 3 is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Sajid-Farhad. It is the third installment of Housefull. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the film is distributed by Eros International. Housefull 3 features Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon in the lead roles. 

Principle photography commenced in October 2015. and filming locations include London and Delhi. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 3 June 2016

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Posted in Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan

Akshay and Shruti romance over coffee in ‘Gabbar Is Back’

The fresh pairing of Akshay Kumar and Shruti Haasan in Gabbar Is Back is garnering a lot of interest, and the new romantic number – Coffee Peetey Peetey – is likely to add to their sizzling chemistry.

The melodious track that was shot during the peak tourist season with scores of spectators, is said to be Akshay’s favourite song from the album.

Akshay and Shruti romance over coffee in 'Gabbar Is Back'

Akshay and Shruti romance over coffee in ‘Gabbar Is Back’

It’s heard that people around started cheering for the actors when they were performing. The excitement level rose, and both Akshay and Shruti broke into an impromptu jig and sang the entire song for the crowd that had gathered, turning the shoot into a kind of a mini-concert. Shruti will be seen in her uber cool girl-next-door look in the film while supporting aam aadmiGabbar (Akshay’s character) in the battle that he wages against corruption and immoral officials.

Gabbar Is Back‘, produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and co-produced by Shabinaa Khan, releases this Friday.

Posted in Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor

“Kareena Kapoor is my lucky charm” – Akshay Kumar

many movies together & one can only hope we have many more to come. She is everything one could ever ask for in a Hindi film actress. Kareena will always know how deeply I appreciate her effort & expertise. I’m sure viewers are going to love her in ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’. Bebo has brought a kindness to our film like no other.”

Gabbar Is Back, being one of most anticipated film this summer, garnered a good response for its recently released trailer. The story focuses on an aam aadmi waging war against corruption. While Gabbar is the tough guy, he also has a soft and emotional side when it comes to his family. Akshay will be seen romancing Kareena in a soulful song, ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’ which happens to be the first song to be launched for this film. The song will take viewers through the emotional journey of the couple making itself indispensable to the overall narrative of the film.

Now it’s a well-known fact that Kareena does special appearances only for close friends and Akshay really wanted Kareena Kapoor Khan in the film. When Shabinaa with whom she had also shot for ‘Chinta ta chita chita’ in Rowdy Rathore suggested it, she could not refuse and readily agreed and adjusted her dates to shoot her portion.

Excited about the song, Kareena Kapoor Khan said, “Relationships in this industry have always mattered to me and my song in Gabbar Is Back is for a friend- Shabinaa Khan. I had a great time doing a small cameo in the Rowdy Rathore song and shooting for this song was even more fun and enjoyable.”