Thursday, January 29, 2009

Basra limping along too

He has done it again. I’m talking of Nikhil Advani who has rubbed Rohan Sippy the wrong way. One of my jasoos types tells me that the nirdeshak of Chandni Chowk to Choona Town had changed the script liberally, after locking it with nirmata Sippy and the film’s cast.

Given the film’s fate at the box-office, can’t blame Sippy for resolving never to team up with Advani again. I’ve been informed by my jasoos that his co-producers have scheduled a meeting with Advani in the coming week.. to reconsider their deal with him.

Meanwhile, his next project is taking its own sweet time. As the creative director of Basra, Advani has a say in its casting. And while he’s okay with Akshaye Khanna, he’s unsure about the second lead.

When director Navdeep Singh suggested Emraan Hashmi, Advani reportedly told him it is beneath his dignity to even talk to the serial kisser. Huh? Really now! Methinks, after their war of words over money some months ago, it would be interesting to cast the two actors in a movie together. But then, you can’t expect much from Advani. Not after CC2C!

(Hindustan Times)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Uh-oh, Advani delaying the start of Akshaye's next movie

After trying his hand at comedy with ‘Chandni Chowk To China’, Nikhil Advani is set to make an emotional film, ‘Chand Bhai’ with Akshaye Khanna and Vidya Balan.

It is the story of a director and a 14-year-old child. The film will be produced by Nikhil along with Warner Brothers. Our source close to the director revealed, “Akshaye plays the young director. However, Nikhil is taking his own time to start the film. He also has ‘Patiala House’ with Akshay Kumar lined up.”

Nikhil confirmed the news and said, “Both Akshaye and Vidya have consented to do the film. But it is too early to talk about it. I am taking some time off and will decide on which film to do in a while.”


Looks like we have to wait much longer to see Akshaye paired with Vidya.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Snaps of Race

Briyan takes snaps of Akshaye and there are more at his site. I loved this one and I hope briyan won't mind me stealing it. WIsh I could take snaps like that.

Old pic

This is old but I haven't seen it from this angle.

Luck By Chance promo

Is it me or does his smile get more beautiful and versatile by the day?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Another win for Akshaye

Akshaye wins the Surfers Choice contest for Best Negative Role for Race.

Akshaye in Luck By Chance

Shortkut marketing to begin in February

From Anil's interview:
What is next for your production house, after Gandhi My Father?
I am currently preoccupied with Shortkut - The Con is On, starring Ak­shaye Khanna and Arshad Warsi, the marketing for which will begin in Feb­ruary. After that, I will begin work on Anees Bazmee’s comic film for my company. It stars Akshaye Khanna, Sanjay Dutt and myself. I am ecstatic with the ongoing response to Gandhi My Father and am just biding my time till I figure out future projects. But no­thing is excluded.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Akshaye in a guest appearance in Luck By Chance

Luck By Chance is Zoya Akhtar's directorial debut, and stars Farhan Akhtar and Konkona Sen Sharma in the leading roles. It is a film that revolves around the Hindi Film industry, and the trials and tribulations that occur when following your dreams. We've been hearing that many Hindi Film stars will be making cameo appearances in the film. In the latest promo, featuring the song Yeh Zindagi Bhi, we see some of these appearances. "Appearing By Chance" are Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, John Abraham, Boman Irani, Akshaye Khanna, Karan Johar, Vivek Oberoi, Ranbir Kapoor, and Shah Rukh Khan.

Luck By Chance looks like it will be a great movie, and we'll certainly have fun picking out all the guest appearances. Be sure to check it out when it releases on January 30th!

(Bolly Spice)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Akshaye wins the race

Akshaye wins the Star Screen Award for Race. Congrats!

I missed the ceremony. Was he there? I didn't find any pics on the net.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Akshaye snags Star Screen nom

Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male/Female)
Akshaye Khanna - Race
Anil Kapoor - Tashan
Ashwini Kalsekar - Phoonk
Dilip Prabhawalkar - Sarkar Raj
Ila Arun - Jodhaa Akbar

Will they give it to him?

Urvashi on Akshaye

Now that she’s matching wits with actors like Shabana, Om Puri and Vinod Khanna, is she in awe of these veteran actors? “Shabana ji is very professional, but Vinod Khanna is the complete opposite of his son Akshaye. The latter has an invisible sign written on his face, which reads ‘don’t disturb’. His father, on the other hand, jokes, laughs and plays pranks 24x7. After the shoot, he would tell me to drive along in his car, which was such a sweet gesture,”says she.


Monday, January 5, 2009


and yes Akshaye Khanna….I don’t know if anyone else could have portrayed Sid that well in DCH, it looked tailor made for him

Funny villain

3. Akshaye Khanna (Race)
There is something about coming together with the director duo of Abbas-Mustan that makes Akshaye Khanna a mischievous villain of the piece. He did that earlier in ‘Humraaz’ and last year did that again in ‘Race’. As a wayward youngster who couldn’e be taken seriously, his turn into a master planner came across as pretty surprising in ‘Race’. Though he didn’t mouth ferocious dialogues or made his mannerisms menacing in ‘Race’, it was the humor in his performance that stood out most. In a film where just about everyone was playing a gray character, his sweet dialogues dipped in poison never failed to bring on a smile.