The Curious Case of Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar is set to be part of a film in which the story progresses not forwards, but backwards in time.
We saw Brad Pitt as the titular protagonist of ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ who’s born an old man and becomes younger with the progression of time. Now, Akshay is set to be part of a Hindi film titled Action Replay in which his character undergoes reverse aging.
Director Vipul Amrutlal Shah says his film is a romantic comedy and is not similar to Benjamin Button.
The movie stars Aishwarya Rai with Akshay.
In the film, Akshay starts off as an old man of 62, but grows younger to a college-going dude of 26 years of age. Since the movie would require meticulous make-up work, Shah is learnt to be in talks with Hollywood make-up expert Paul Pattison.
It can be recalled that even ‘Benjamin Button’ won two Oscars this year, for Best Make-Up and Best Visual Effects.
The movie’s shooting is expected to begin this month and it might release by the end of 2009. Akshay and Shah have already worked together in a number of films, but a concept as unique as ‘Action Replay’ is the first time they are venturing into an unexplored territory.