Akshay Kumarís Patiala House Ropes In A-List Cricketers
Bollywood heavyweight Akshay Kumar has definitely left the failure of his recent release Tees Maar Khan far behind and these days is concentrating on his soon to relaese flick Patiala House.
Well, surely Akki has a valid reason to do so as the movie is getting bigger day by day. It is reported that apart from having B-town biggies like Akshay, Anushka Sharma and Rishi Kapoor the movie also includes ace cricketers including Hershelle Gibbs, Wasim Akram and Andrew Symonds.
A source informed, "There is a huge list of cricketers that will put any IPL team to shame. Cricketers like ex England captain Nassir Hussain, New Zealand`s Brendon McCullum, South African dashing opener Hershelle Gibbs, IPL`s most expensive player Kieron Pollard, the controversial Andrews Symonds, Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, Sri Lankan`s Tilakratne Dilshan, England`s legendary Graham Gooch, Pakistan`s Wasim Akram, and Australia`s Mathew Hayden are all part of the cricket matches that feature Akshay as one of the team members."
However director Nikhil Advani claims that even though the A-list cricketers have been included in the movie but still the story very well explains that the game cricket is the sole reason responsible behind the strained relationship of a father and son.
Bhushan Kumar, the producer of the film explained, "Nikhil Advani was very keen that we do justice to the script, in which Akshay is a player from the England team and they are participating in the World Cup matches. So, the film needed to have a lot of known faces. That`s when we approached these guys, sent them the scripts and got them on board."
"Shooting with the cricketers was amazing. We thought Akshay would require a lot of practice and that we would have to cheat and re create shots but he was amazing while playing with them”, he added.
Patiala House is set to hit theatres on Feburary 2011.