Karan Johar ‘honoured’ to work with Akshay Kumar
Mumbai June 12 (IANS) “Brothers” is the first collaboration between lead actor Akshay Kumar and producer Karan Johar, and the filmmaker says the “wait” has been worth it.
“Akshay was the one person who I was dying to work with since two decades,” Karan, who has produced “Brothers”, said here.
“The wait has to be worth it and there couldn’t have been a better film than ‘Brothers’ for Dharma Productions to work with him. Even Akshay will agree to this,” he added.
Akshay has had an action hero’s image since the 1990s for his daredevil stunts, which he performs on his own.
So, Karan calls Akshay “an indispensable casting for this film”.
Karan feels “Brothers” and Akshay’s performance in the film will stand out.
“When you see ‘Brothers’, you’ll realise that this is Akshay Kumar like never before. I’m very proud and honoured to have worked with Akshay in ‘Brothers’,” he added.
Directed by Karan Malhotra, the movie also features Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff.
‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ isn’t a woman-centric film: Vidya
Actress Vidya Balan, who features in a prominent role in the Mohit Suri directorial “Hamari Adhuri Kahani”, says it is not a woman-centric film.
“I won’t call it a woman-centric film because it’s actually a love story. We haven’t had an intense love story in a long time. There was ‘Aashiqui 2’, but it was a younger love story, while this is a more mature love story like ‘Silsila’ and ‘Aandhi’,” she said.
The actress, who is working with the Vishesh Films banner for the first time, says she wanted to work with Suri after watching “Aashiqui 2”.
“When I walked out after watching ‘Aashiqui 2’, I told Mohit Suri that I wanted to work with him … this is for the first time that I have said this to a director. He just smiled because he thought I had got emotional after the movie.
“So, I called (Mahesh) Bhatt saab and told him I want to work with him. But I had just said it spontaneously not thinking that they would actually go ahead,” she said.
“Hamari Adhuri Kahani” is a film that questions the societal definition of love and raises pertinent questions whether marriage is the only culmination of love.
The Fox Star Studios film, which features Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi and Rajkumar Rao, released on Friday.
Radhika Apte off to Himalayas for trekking
Actress Radhika Apte, who was seen in “Badlapur” with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Varun Dhawan, has taken time off from the shooting of her upcoming British film “Bombairiya” to visit the Himalayas for trekking.
The 29-year-old actress loves exploring places and has been an ardent traveller since childhood.
“Radhika is an ardent traveller and has travelled extensively in the past. She loves exploring new places,” her representative said in a statement.
“Bombairiya” is produced by British-born producer Michael Ward, whose wife Pia Sukanya has turned director with the film.
“Bombairiya” cast also includes Akshay Oberoi, Siddhanth Kapoor, Shilpa Shukla and Ravi Kishan.