Like we gave you Aamir Khan in wife Kiran's film DHOBI GHAT when everybody else was talking about GHAJINI, we now break the news of Akshay Kumar's next big film even before his CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA releases. It is called PATIALA HOUSE. And, yes, the King of Singhs is going back to Punjab with this comedy.
There are going to be 32 Sardars in the film, all seen in one frame, not even Akshay's SINGH IS KINNG was so daring! These 32 Sardars are all members of one big joint family in Punjab. Among them is Dara Singh, the Godfather of Bollywood's Sardars, and son Vindu. Vindu spoke to BT, ''After I completed shooting with Akshay for KAMBAKHT ISHQ, he asked me to keep myself free in 2009 for this film.
He also wants dad to be part of it. My dad has retired but he can't say no to Akshay who had obliged him by doing one of our Punjabi films.'' Nikhil Advani and Mukesh Talreja, who made CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA, are producing PATIALA HOUSE. Confirming the news, Nikhil said, ''It goes on the floors this year.''
And, if you are wondering which of Akshay's fav ladies - Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor or Deepika Padukone - will be opposite him in this film, then here's another little bit of news for you. There are talks that South Indian actress and GHAJINI star Asin may play the lead role.