The actor known for his action sequences and comic timing will be mostly seen pairing opposite newbies in his upcoming films, leading to speculation that Bollywood's leading actresses are too busy for the star.
After romancing Sonakshi Sinha in his last film Holiday, Akki will be seen opposite newcomers like Tamanna Bhatia, Lisa Haydon and Kriti Sanon in films like It's Entertainment, Shaukeen and Singh Is Bling respectively.
A trade analyst says, "Akshay's pairing with Sonakshi has reached a point of saturation. The fact that no other actress besides her has been paired with Akshay in the last two years explains his dilemma in finding leading ladies for his films."
Another source says that Akshay's propensity to chop the roles of his co-actresses might also be the reason behind this. A source points out, "In Akshay's films such as Boss, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara, Rowdy Rathore to name a few, the actresses were reduced to mere props.
"This is why for his next Singh Is Bling, Akshay tried his best to rope in Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif or Priyanka Chopra but had to settle down for newcomer Kriti Sanon who recently made her acting debut with the film Heropanti," added the source.