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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Being considered as Subhash Ghai's favorite Akshay Khanna has proved himself as one of the talented actors in Bollywood. Ghai and Akshay combination has always delivered good entertaining movies. Shaadi Se Pehle will be their next venture, which is directed by Satish Kaushik. IndiaFM spoke to Akshay about his forthcoming movie and his association with Mukta Arts.
Why did you take a long gap after your last movie Hulchul?
I didn't take a break. I was doing a film, produced by Anil Kapoor (Gandhi, My Father). That film took exactly a year to complete. After Hulchul I did that film and I signed Shaadi Se Pehle after that. But this movie got over fast and is releasing first.
What do you think about the reunion with Mukta Arts?
I have a special relationship with Mukta. Subhashji is like my father. Whenever he thinks that I am suitable for any role or I can justify with the character, he signs me. I have worked with him earlier and I would like to continue to work with Subhashji in future.
How was your experience in Shaadi Se Pehle?
I would not like to reveal much about his film but I can assure you that it's one of the best comedies of Indian cinema.
How is Satish Kaushik as a director?
We love working with each other. We got along well. He is one master of comedy. He himself is a great actor so suggestions helped me to give my best. I enjoyed working with him and hope to do more movies in future.
What about music of this film?
Music is fantastic. Everyone is aware that Himesh Reshmiya is in form. He gave music for Humraaz, which was a musical hit. He has done a superb work for Shaadi Se Pehle too. Music is going to be hit.
How was it working with two gorgeous actresses of Bollywood in the same film?
I enjoyed working with them. Mallika and Ayesha both are juniors to me but among talented Bollywood actresses. All the cast have been used according to characters and everyone fits into their characters. Both have finely portrayed their roles. I feel when the characters are fixed then acting is not an issue for actors.
How was it working with Subhashji?
As I said it's always been my pleasure to be part of Mukta Arts. He is very experienced filmmaker and his knowledge regarding film marketing is excellent. My forthcoming with him includes 36 China Town directed by Abbas Mastan. And about Shaadi Se Pehle the casting is done so well that every character suits to their role and I think that's the USP of this film.