Most actors crave to be on the publicity promos and the posters of their films, even if they have a small role in the film. Akshaye Khanna is an exception to that rule. Even though he has an important role in Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan, he has asked her to leave him out of the film's promotion.
No fights here
Farah admits, "We wanted Akshaye to be a part of the publicity posters but he told us that the film's title is about Tees Maar Khan (Akshay Kumar) and it didn't make sense to have anyone besides him in the poster. He categorically refused and didn't even come on the day we shot the publicity photos. This was a first for me as I am usually used to stars fighting over space in the posters."
However, Farah convinced Akshaye to shoot the promotional music video with Akshay and Katrina composed by her husband and producer Shirish Kunder. FK sings the praises of her fellow part-Parsi, "He is a very professional actor and never troubled me. I always joke with him that I am half-Parsi and fully mad while he is half-Parsi and half-mad.
Akshaye is wonderful. He always came on time and did exactly what I asked him too. Though Akshay and he are not friends, they bonded really well. When he saw the rushes of TMK, he told me that Akshaye was the highlight of the film. There's crackling chemistry between them both on and off screen!"