April 2010 pretty much seemed like an Akshay Kumar double bill in the offering. The twin release of HOUSEFULL and ACTION REPLAY was pretty much on the cards with both films racing towards the finishing line. However, probability for two Akshay films arriving in the same month has gone down with producer-director Vipul Shah a tad too apprehensive about ACTION REPLAY.
"We have to keep in mind the best possible release timing rather than hurrying up the affairs. It's one step at a time", he recently said.
What must also be playing in Vipul's mind is the fact that April already has another confirmed release of Akshay in the form of Sajid Khan directed HOUSEFULL. The release period was locked months back and since the film has been pretty much on schedule with entire principal shooting (which took place across the globe) wrapped up, it may well gain priority over other releases.
Since 2009 had already witnessed five Akshay Kumar releases (CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA, 8X10 TASVEER, KAMBAKKHT ISHQ, BLUE, DE DANA DAN) and HOUSEFULL is next in the pipeline, Vipul is expectedly cautious before many any further announcements.
ACTION REPLAY also stars veteran Randhir Kapoor in an important role along with Ranvijay Singh, a popular VJ who was last seen in Vipul's own LONDON DREAMS. Pritam has composed the music for the film which is touted to be a neat family entertainer instead of being an action flick, something that the title (wrongly) conveys.
Incidentally, when the film was first announced two years back, Vipul wasn't too happy with the title and was having second thoughts about changing it from English to Hindi. Given the fact that LONDON DREAMS didn't quite click with the audiences, he may well be reconsidering his decision.