John Travolta"s visit to Mumbai at a time when Akshay Kumar"s retro John Travolta act in Vipul Shah"s Action Replayy is heating up, appears to be an uncanny coincidence.
Vipul Shah has noticed the favourable turn of fortune too. His production team is right now busy negotiating with Travolta"s office to work out an audacious collaboration between Travolta and his desi counterpart Akshay Kumar.
Yes, the two will be dancing together at a live event. Vipul is in serious talks for this historic coming together. Akshay Kumar, who loves collaborating with international entertainers (Kylie Minogue in Blue, Snoop Dogg in Singh Is Kinng, RDB in Kambakkht Ishq) has also pitched in very strongly for an evening of collaborative Saturday Night Fever. Akshay is apparently using his Canadian connection to convince Travolta to get jiggy on stage with him.
When contacted Vipul Shah tries to underplay the excitement of a Travolta-Kumar concert. “There are talks going on. But talking about it would only make things difficult. You see, negotiating with an international star is painstaking. Water-tight contracts have to be drawn up. Unquestionable deals have to be sealed. We"re in the process of doing all that. But like I said I can"t talk about it until the papers are signed."
While Vipul plays it safe it is reliably learnt that Travolta"s songs and dances from Saturday Night Fever and Grease are being handpicked as part of this historic live performance.
Let"s hope Travolta would have more to do in Akshay"s presence on stage than the other Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone had to do in Kambhakkt Ishq.