After 14 years of their last collaboration, Khatta Meetha, filmmaker Priyadarshan and actor Akshay Kumar are all set to work together again for a comic-fantasy film. The yet-to-be-titled project is produced by Ekta Kapoor and will go on floors in September this year.
Priyadarshan on his film with Akshay Kumar being an original idea, not remake or sequel
Priyadarshan, who is known for his comedy films like Hera Pheri, Hungama, Hulchul, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa, revealed that the film is not a remake or a sequel of any of his previous works. “It is an original idea. The script is not mine; it was given to me by Ekta. It is not Bhool Bhulaiyaa, but it will be a horror comedy, in the fantasy horror zone, as horror can never be real. I would even call Bhool Bhulaiyaa a psychological thriller with humour. So, this one is not a sequel to any movie,” he said.
On resurrecting Akshay’s career with Hera Pheri, “It’s good of you to say that,” said Priyadarshan. “But every actor comes with his own destiny. If not me, then someone would have made another film that would have been the Hera Pheri in Akshay’s career.”
Confirming the collaboration with Akshay Kumar, Priyadarshan said, “It’s been a while since Akshay and I worked together. The last film we did together was Khatta Meetha in 2010. There were several projects we discussed after that, but nothing concrete happened until now.”
Priyadarshan confirms film with Akshay Kumar being a comic fantasy
Giving details about his new project with Akshay, Priyan said, “It will be in the comic-fantasy genre. Somehow, Hindi audiences don’t like me to do serious films. Whenever I tried, as in Tezz, Khatta Meetha or Rangrezz it didn’t click. So, comedy it is. Akshay and I hope to recreate the mirthful magic of Hera Pheri and Bhool Bhulaiya.”
Priyadarshan and Akshay Kumar have worked together in six films before, namely Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, Bhagam Bhag, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, De Dana Dan, and Khatta Meetha. Their fans are eagerly waiting to see their magic on screen once again.
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