If the show reel of Action Replayy is anything to go by, Vipul Shah has a winner on his hands. The film, based on his own super-hit Gujarati stage-play of the same name, stars Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai. It is about a son trying to re-ignite the dying romance in the lives of his parents who are at loggerheads with each other. In doing so, his parents are transported back in time. Action Replayy was to have been Vipul’s maiden film but somehow, things didn’t work out and the Gujarati drama maker and actor instead started his Bollywood journey with Aankhen which was based on another Guja- rati play – Aandhalo Paato – produced by him.

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It is after almost 7-8 years that Vipul Shah once again thought of turning his stage-play into a film and that’s how Action Replayy came to be made. In the meantime, Salman Khan had heard the story of the play (from Vipul himself) and had expressed a desire to work in the film based on it. That was years ago and both, Salman and Vipul, forgot about it. However, when Vipul announced Action Replayy with Akshay, Salman Khan did ask the filmmaker to make it with him (Salman). But Vipul couldn’t oblige Khan as he had already signed Akshay Kumar for the lead role. Incidentally, Action Replayy boasts of excellent music by Pritam.

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