Khiladi Kumar, who has wowed the audience with his comical stints and high octane action dramas in the past half-a-decade, is now moving on to an out and out action flick, a sequel that has caught the audience’s attention since its launch.
His upcoming next, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again has him in the role of a gangster, he claims, “In OUATIM 2, I play a gangster and Imran works for me. I play Shoaib and Imran is Aslam and we both love Sonakshi. The rest is for you to see it because there is lots of drama in it and this is only what I can reveal now.”
Touted as the continuation from the point where Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai ended, Akshay clears the air about the film once and for all. “Yes, this film is the continuation from the prequel and farak sirf yeh hai ki yaha chehre badle hai. Kahaani wohi se shurur hoti hai jaha khatam hui thi,” Akshay clarified!
“Mujhe pata nahi iska jawab kya du. I am really happy that people have actually loved me with the moustache and all my films have been working well. But categorizing the films on the basis of that has never come to me. So I don’t take it that way,” laughed out Akshay.
Akshay, who was the only action superstar that India had in the ‘90s, suddenly took off the comical flight to do some mad cap slapstick comic capers in the last decade. Be it the Hera Pheri series or the Housefull sagas, Akshay had it rolling, the hilarious way!
But when Akshay had to choose between Action and Comedy, he quickly retorted back, “I enjoy all the genres. I love acting. I love comedy, I love drama, I love romance and I love doing negative roles also. So I just enjoy doing everything, so there is no preference for me. Earlier, maybe some two-three years back, I used to enjoy comedy. But now, I have changed my point of view and I love doing all kinds of films.”
Such is the occasion that Akshay’s platter is totally filled with movies at the moment. “I have Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again and then I have Boss and I also have a film which is not named yet directed by Murgadoss,” Akshay pinned up his busy schedule right in front of the Media!
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai boasted of powerful musical melodies, will the sequel match up to that trend as well? “We have finalized two songs as of now. And one of them is totally a Sufi number, like the one which was there in the prequel. But most of the songs are yet to be made and composed, so it would be difficult to judge it right now. There are a little bit of some scenes left and the music is unfinished. Otherwise the film is almost complete”.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Again releases on August 8, clashing with Shah Rukh Khan’s Chennai Express and the trailer is reportedly going o be unveiled in a few days.