Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Akshaye is like a son to us"

Abbas-Mustan on their favorite actor since 2002:

You can call them the ultimate Khiladi when it comes to thriller genres. Without any Daraar between them, this two brother duo has proved that they are the Baadshah's of Bollywood. Chori Chori Chupke Chupke they have been making suspense movies since 1992 which have kept the audiences on the edge of their seats. They are no Ajnabee to us nor do they wear any Naqaab. I have no Aitraaz in calling them the true Baazigar who have won every time despite some defeats at the box office. But now fasten your seat belts, hold your breath and get ready for the Race of a lifetime. And with Abbas Mustan in the driver's seat, they are sure to cross the chequered flag first this time.

Do you think you will win the Race?
Hope so. Keeping our fingers crossed. God has been kind to us every time. We have worked hard and have done our bit. The rest is up to the almighty. But the Race isn't over yet. We'll see what happens.

Your favourite Akshaye Khanna yet again. Is it right in saying that he is your favourite choice when it comes to suspense thrillers?
Yes. He is our favourite choice for thrillers since 2002. But he is playing a character this time which is far more complex compared to Humraaz and Naqaab. Akshaye is a complete all-rounder. He is like a son to us and this is his fourth Abbas Mustan film.

We put in the same amount of dedication and commitment behind all our films
Out of all your suspense films since 1992, which one came across as the most challenging, the most exciting and the most deserving to win awards?
We don't categorize our films nor give labels to them. When we work on any given script, it's a new challenge in itself. We put in the same amount of dedication and commitment behind all our films. It entirely depends on the audiences who after watching our film can tell you whether the film deserves an award, whether it was exciting or not, etc but our approach towards all our films is the same.

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It raises my hopes that they say his role is more complex. If that's the case, why would they sign Fardeen for the role in the first place?


Anonymous said...

I wonder if Akshaye Khanna is really playing a complex role in Race. I'm nervous about Akshaye Khanna's performance in Race. Glad to know that Abbas Mustan consider Akshoo like their son. Hope, they make more movies again with Akshoo after Race.

Anonymous said...

Fardeen didn't do the film because the movie's shooting started late- he was supposed to do Akshaye's role, but the movie started in January 07., and he was already committed to shooting Hey Baby. Race shooting started late. That's why he didn't do the film.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Akshaye's not doing Karan Johar's movie, Vivek is opposite both Saif and Kareena.

akshayefan said...

That sucks, doesn't it? Maybe the director wanted Akshaye and I'm sure Karan nixed the idea.

Anonymous said...

If not this time, then I hope Renzil Del Silva and Karan Johar work with Akshaye Khanna next time. Let's pray for our wish to happen.