Daring heist

Special 26

Special 26

Director:Neeraj Pandey

Producer:Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Friday Filmworks

Cast:Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Divya Dutta

Release Date:February 8

Special 26 is based on the daring heist that took place at the Opera House branch of Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri in Mumbai on March 19, 1987. Akshay Kumar reprises the role of the unknown man , (Mon Singh) who posed as a CBI officer and his cahoot of 26 men who walked away with jewellery worth several lakhs in broad daylight. Anupam Kher plays Kumar's accomplice in the film, pursued by CBI officer, Manoj Bajpayee.

Neeraj Pandey returns to direction after four years with Special Chabbis. His first film, A Wednesday won

the prestigious Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director.

Akshay Kumar has sung a romantic ballad, Mujh mein tu, in the film. The original track was crooned by Keerthi Sagathia. Director Neeraj Pandey decided to use a mellow version of the same song as a promotional video featuring the actor.

The buzz:the buzzAccording to reports, Akshay Kumar took almost four months before he gave his consent to act in the film, because he could not understand the script.

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