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There is only one Khiladi in Bollywood and that's me: Akshay Kumar

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After a gap of 12 years, actor Akshay Kumar is all set to stage his comeback as Bollywood's original 'Khiladi'. Akshay Kumar says that he is the only Khiladi in Bollywood.

Akshay Kumar said, "I think there is only one Khiladi in this industry and that is Akshay Kumar. It is the only brand which has been ruling the Box Office since long. And in ‘Khiladi 786’ you will see an entertaining Akshay Kumar..different from what you have seen in ‘Oh My God!"

After a string of films in the 'Khiladi' series, comprising Khiladi (1992), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (93), Sabse Bada Khiladi (95), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (96), Mr and Mrs Khiladi (97), International Khiladi (99) and Khiladi 420 (2000), the 45-year-old star is eager to reclaim the tag with the film, which releases on December 7 this year. "I never thought I will be doing one more (film) ‘Khiladi’ because for quite a few years action films were out of fashion and I was also doing comedy films. This is my eighth Khiladi film... After almost 12 years I am doing a khiladi film. So you call it my comeback as a Khiladi," Akshay told reporters at the trailer launch of the film here.

"I feel great about it. It had never gone away from me, I always used to take risks and its great because Khiladi is a word which means a player, a sportsman. You can connect it with anything, so its great coming back to it," he said. ‘Khiladi 786’ is directed by debutant Ashish R Mohan (assistant director in Rohit Shetty's Golmaal series), and stars Akshay, Asin, Paresh Rawal and Himesh Reshammiya in lead roles.

"786 mean something which has to do with your destiny. Muslims use 786 as a substitute for the phrase ‘in the name of Allah’. And Khiladi 786 is an action comedy film which you will enjoy," Akshay said.


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