Press Esc to close
Tuesday 26 September 2017
News updated at 8:46 AM IST

'Khiladi 786' is my comeback as a 'Khiladi', says Akshay

Mumbai, Oct 4, 2012, (PTI) : 21:45 IST
After a gap of 12 years, actor Akshay Kumar, is all set to stage his comeback as Bollywood's original 'Khiladi' in yet another film from the action-comedy series, titled as 'Khiladi 786'.

After string of films in the 'Khiladi' series, comprising 'Khiladi'(1992), 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari' (93), 'Sabse Bada Khiladi' (95), 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi' (96), 'Mr and Mrs Khiladi' (97), 'International Khiladi' (99) and 'Khiladi 420' (2000), the 45-year-old star is eager to reclaim the tag with the film, which releases on December 7 this year.

"I never thought I will be doing one more (film) ‘Khiladi’ because for quite a few years action films were out of fashion and I was also doing comedy films.

This is my eighth Khiladi film... After almost 12 years I am doing a khiladi film. So you call it my comeback as a Khiladi," Akshay told reporters here at the trailer launch of the film here.

"I feel great about it. It had never gone away from me, I always used to take risks and its great because Khiladi is a word which means a player, a sportsman. You can connect it with anything, so its great coming back to it," he said.

‘Khiladi 786’ is directed by debutant Ashish R Mohan (assistant director in Rohit Shetty's 'Golmaal' series), and stars Akshay, Asin, Paresh Rawal and Himesh Reshammiya in lead roles.

"786 mean something which has to do with your destiny. Muslims use 786 as a substitute for the phrase ‘in the name of Allah’. And Khiladi 786 is an action comedy film which you will enjoy," Akshay said.

Akshay couldn’t stop thanking director duo Abbas-Mustan, who directed ‘Khiladi’ and producers – Ratan Jain and Keshu Ramsay, who had been backing movies made in the series.

“It was Abbas-Mustan who believed in me when I started my career in this film industry. I would thank them for earning this tag. Wherever I go everyone calls me with this name only. I would also like to thank Ratan Jain and Keshu Ramsay who have given me many Khiladi films," he said.

“I did so many Khiladi films and I also did a television show called ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’. I am happy to be part of all these things,” he said.

When asked who will he like to pass the Khiladi tag to, in the industry, Akshay says, "In Bollywood, may be after 24 years I will pass this tag to my son."

Music composer-turned-singer-producer Himesh Reshammiya was all praise for the leading man.

"I think there is only one Khiladi in this industry and that is Akshay Kumar. It is the only brand which has been ruling the box office since long. And in ‘Khiladi 786’ you will see an entertaining Akshay Kumar..different from what you have seen in ‘Oh My God!’,” Himesh, who is the co-producer of the film, said.

"My collaboration with Akshay goes a long way.. we worked together in ‘Namastey London’ and the music of the film along with the film became a blockbuster," he said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Samajwadi Party Chatra Sabha activists shouting slogans and...

Samajwadi Party Chatra Sabha activists shouting slogans and...

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by Gujarat...

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by Gujarat...

Railway Police Force (RPF) showing 44 kgs of 'Ganja'...

Railway Police Force (RPF) showing 44 kgs of 'Ganja'...

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gestures as he briefs the...

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gestures as he briefs the...

ABVP members shout slogans during a protest in...

ABVP members shout slogans during a protest in...

A view of Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium during 62nd...

A view of Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium during 62nd...

People busy in shopping for Durga puja...

People busy in shopping for Durga puja...

Arnold Schwarzenegger gestures during the photo call to promote...

Arnold Schwarzenegger gestures during the photo call to promote...

A Eurofighter jet performing in an air show on the coast at Terracina...

A Eurofighter jet performing in an air show on the coast at Terracina...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.