Akshay Kumar turns Global Desi for 'Khiladi 786'
There have been films, and entertaining ones at that, which have a secular touch to them. By bringing characters belonging to different religions, namely Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christians, filmmakers have time and again aimed at passing on the message of unity in the country. However, Akshay Kumar and Himesh Reshammiya have went a step ahead. They have brought multiple global characters in the film and that too under one roof in a Punjab village.
"Yes, Akshay's father is played by Raj Babbar. While they are shown as Punjabis in the film, there is also an extended family all around them. This comprises of an African Grandma, an English Mother and a Chinese aunt", informs a source, "A combination like this has been never tried before. There may have been a family member belonging to another country but to have people from different continents like Africa, Europe as well as Asia attached to each other has been unheard of."
In fact this 'multi cultural' aspect of affairs is an integral part of the film's storyline which is written by Himesh Reshammiya.
"That's true, despite my character being that of a conman, I boast of a family which is so 'cultured'. After all, each of them belongs to a different 'culture'", quips Akshay.
No wonder, everyone associated with the film, most importantly the foreign nationals had a rollicking time shooting for the film, more so due to 'desi' intricacies involved.
As for his part in the film, Akshay smiles, "Well, in the film you are looking at such a lovable desi family that unfortunately no-one wants to marry into. You know; the typical family crisis where there is handsome son from the kind of business that no one wants to be a part of. Don't get me wrong, I am a wanted player; it is just that I am not wanted the minute I get a ring out."