Courtesy: Glamsham Thursday, June 14, 2007 Once the famous Oscar winning director Satyajit Ray had made the film - Shatranj Ke Khiladi with Amjad Khan and Sayeed Jaffrey, where they had to learn chess game by heart. But it was only for the film but in reality Bollywood has its own 'shatranj ke khiladi', actor Akshaye Khanna.
He is tremendously good in chess game. Recently he is shooting for Abbas Mustan's next project Race with Saif Ali Khan in Yashraj Studio, where in between the break Akshaye literally pulled everybody from cast to crew to play chess with him, including the director duo.
He is the master of the game and defeats everybody; actually he can read the mind of the opponent and thinks 5 steps ahead. He knows how to move his horses from one side to other side and accordingly he moves his horses and confuses everybody. On the sets of Naqaab, in Dubai, he played chess everyday with the unit members of the film and defeated all of them with his fast moves.
Naqaab is also a thriller where everybody play games with everybody so surely we can call Akshaye the new 'shatranj ke khiladi'.
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