The character Akshay plays in the film is of a Punjabi boy who is running a corner store in Southall and help his father. Since Nikhil wanted all the characters in Patiala House to look authentic, he went to a lot of corner stores in Southall and then finally decided on three men who resemble Akshay"s height and build. He spoke to them and got them to lend a few clothes to Akshay for the film. Nikhil confirmed the news.
Patiala House also stars Anushka Sharma and Dimple Kapadia with Rishi Kapoor. Major portion of the film will be shot in Southall and it is set for release in Diwali next year.
Akshay Kumar is a true professional. For his role in Nikhil Advani"s Patiala House, Akshay has to wear clothes borrowed by three shop owners in Southall, London, and he still hasn"t thrown any tantrums.