Karan Johar’s Good Newzz starring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani surprised the fans with a hilarious trailer yesterday. The goof-up of sperms and the aftermath seem to be an impressive story that the audience is looking forward to, but did you know Akshay dropped a big-budget project for Good Newzz?

Yes, you read that right. Karan Johar himself revealed that he had offered Akshay a big-budget film considering that he is a megastar but he chose to do a film with Kareena Kapoor Khan as he liked the story of the film. During the trailer launch event, Karan revealed, “I have loved Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films and I always wanted to make such movies but Dharma (his production house) has never made a film like that.”

Good Newwz: WHAT! Akshay Kumar Let Go A Big Budget Film For This Comedy Drama
Good Newwz: WHAT! Akshay Kumar Let Go A Big Budget Film For This Comedy Drama

“I went with a big film to Akshay because he is a mega movie star. Akshay’s uniqueness is that he searches for content. He never looks for scale or opulence or who is the director. He is one superstar who has always supported first-time directors and that’s rare for a movie star,” said the Good Newzz producer.

Karan revealed that Akshay is “the only movie star who has worked with so many debut directors”. Further, Akshay went on to say, “I asked Karan what else he was making. He told me he was making a small film called Good Newwz. I asked him to narrate its story to me. After listening to it, I told him, Let’s drop the other one and do Good Newwz.”

Helmed by Raj Mehta, the film is backed by Karan Johar’s banner – Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films. Good Newwz is all set to hit the screens on December 27. The film is going to be Akshay’s fourth release in this year and it also brings Akki and Bebo together on the screen after their 2009 release Kambakkht Ishq.

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