Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Akshaye cribs about Akshay

Abbas-Mustan and Akshaye Khanna go back a long way. Besides working in a number of films together, including the biggest hit of 2008 yet, RACE, the director duo and the actor share a terrific rapport in real life. But there's a twist in the tale, at least that's what the rumor mongers would like us to believe.

Rumors are rife that Akshaye has refused an Abbas-Mustan film, to be directed by someone else, on financial grounds. Apparently, post RACE, Akshaye has hiked his fee four-fold and feels that he deserves an 'x' price, which did not suit Abbas-Mustan's budget.

"The hike [in fee] isn't four-fold, it's eight-fold," Akshaye jokes, but gets serious immediately, "The economics of the industry has undergone a change. But my refusal [of an Abbas-Mustan film] had no financial bearings. The reason was something else altogether."

With MERE BAAP PEHLE AAP hitting the screens this Friday, the actor looks forward to working with Priyadarshan every year. "I really enjoyed working in MERE BAAP PEHLE AAP. In fact, working with Priyan relaxes me completely. I keep telling him that we should work in at least one film every year, lekin doosra Akshay beech mein aa jaata hain," he chuckles.


Hey this actually touches on what I've been thinking. he may want to work with Priyan but Priyan won't be available evry year. After the spat, I dunno whether Abbas-Mustan will come back to him. He has to sign up with new directors and cultivate them.


Anonymous said...

I'm hoping that after Race, Akshaye Khanna must work with Abbas Mustan again this year and next year as his directors. Akshaye Khanna's performance always stands out in Abbas Mustan's movies.

Anonymous said...

I still would like Akshoo to work with Priyan and Abbas Mustan again and again.

Of course, Akshoo must work with other directors too.