When WELCOME would be releasing this Friday, it would mark an association of more than 10 years between Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal as the pair that has been giving a cause for the country to laugh and from the promos WELCOME also does not seem to be an exception. Rajiv Rai though has stopped making the films must be having a great feeling of satisfaction that he was the first mover, who gave this pair as a team specializing in comedy to the country. The timing that Akshay Kumar has built up with Paresh Rawal has its genesis in Rajiv Rai's film, MOHRA.
From that point this pair has rarely failed to deliver, and it is in a rare instance that the third partner of the trio which Rajiv Rai gave to the Hindi film aka Suniel Shetty is not there and the runaway success of HERA PHERI series is an ample testimony to this fact.
It is because the flair and the timing that this duo has developed that they do not even bother about physical appearance as also about the costumes that they are supposed to wear. This is more so the case with Akshay Kumar. A hero who is at the prime of the career would think twice before changing his physical appearance but Akshay Kumar does the same without any compunction and he does not hesitate to appear in the same getup in the public as well, apart from sporting the look in the film. This is a confidence of a star who is fully aware that it is not his looks that are of any importance at all but it is the potential as a an actor that is of consequence.
This chameleonic transformation was introduced into the industry by Sanjay Dutt who kept on adapting one getup or the other as the role demanded and Akshay Kumar seems to have taken up from there and is not bothered to bring about changes in his physical appearance to meet the demand of a character. Akshay is also an actor who is not bothered who his heroine is, and is smug about the content of the character to deliver and this is also illustrative from the films that he has acted in. He has not got an opportunity to work with the big time heroines but it has rarely affected him. It is because of this ability that Akshay Kumar has become one of most bankable stars in the Hindi film industry.
It has taken more than 10 years for Akshay to find his footing but his time has now come and a new star with timing for comedy is going to dominate the Hindi film industry for quite a long time to come. Whenever the chronicle of comic duos of Hindi film industry would be written names of Akshay and Paresh Rawal would be written in golden letters, and the success of WELCOME would reemphasize the same.