Akshay revealed that he has intentionally taken up serious role, as he has been doing comedy films for the last three years. He said that he accepted his latest film Patiala House of just because it is just the opposite of his real life character.
Patiala House is a family drama with Akshay playing a Sikh being trapped in the patriarchal family system. It features Anushka Sharma in the female lead role. Bhushan Kumar, Mukesh Talreja, Krishan Kumar and Twinkle Khanna co-produce the film and Nikhil Advani directs it.