Akshay Kumar roped in a Khiladi role after 12 years

Mumbai: Akshay Kumar is always a Khiladi of Bollywood cinema and he is always referred as Khiladi in the industry. Well, this macho man is returning to his Khiladi business after a long hiatus of 12 years. He would now be seen in his signature style and avatar in his next film ‘Khiladi 786’.

His last movie in this avatar was Khiladi 420 in 2000 in which he had enacted a con man. The excited Akshay Kumar said that the title was fixed for him and wherever he went people called him ‘Khiladi’. He said that it appealed to him a lot.

Ashish R Mohan has directed this film which is an action comedy. In this venture ‘Khiladi 786’, Ileana D’Cruz plays the main lead opposite Akshay Kumar. Paresh Rawal and Himesh Reshammiya too enact the leading characters in the movie.

Akshay is much excited with the film and says that after 12 years, he is appearing in this kind of a role. He says that it has specially penned for him and he is quite happy doing it again on screen.

Akshay, 44, started his career with action film and then took the break from these kinds of movies and turned his face to comedy. He was given the nickname ‘Khiladi’ after he got famous with his Khiladi acts like in the films ‘Khiladi (1992)’. ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1993)’, ‘Sabse Bada Khiladi (1996)’ and others having word ‘Khiladi’ in the titles.

Khiladi 786 is all set to hit the screens in Diwali.

Akshay’s fan following is huge. He is a true athlete and is the one who likes doing his stunts by his own. He has done many daredevil stunts so far in his film career and his action is what masses would love seeing it. He is a genuine Khiladi of Bollywood.