Gabbar Is Back, for obvious reasons, has been compared with the block-buster Sholay, but the makers of the film have been claiming that there is no similarity between the two films.
The plot of Gabbar Is Back is based on the concept of corruption and Akshay Kumar plays the role of Gabbar who he is the hero of the film, unlike Gabbar in Sholay.
While, makers of Gabbar Is Back claimed that this movie is not inspired from Sholay, we have been wondering why they chose to name the character as 'Gabbar'.
In an exclusive interview with Filmibeat, Akshay Kumar reveals the first scene of the film and how his character became known as Gabbar in the film. Akki reveals that the name 'Gabbar' came into his mind during shooting of the first scene of the film.
Apparently, Akshay Kumar was shooting for scene and Sholay was being played in the background which inspired the name, which otherwise is not his real name in the movie.
"Gabbar Is Back starts from a scene in which I am writing a letter to the higher authority about some corruption. At the end of the letter, I was thinking about what name shall I put at the bottom while, Sholay was being played in the background. Then I heard the famous Gabbar dialogue and I wrote 'Gabbar' on the letter too. That is how this name came. But it has nothing to do with Sholay," said Akshay Kumar when asked about why is he known as Gabbar in the film.
Directed by Krish, Akshay Kumar's Gabbar Is Back also features Shruti Haasan, Kareena Kapoor in a small role, Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj. The film is slated to release on May 1st.