July 13, 2009 1:38:32 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
AKSHAY KUMAR and JOHN ABRAHAM
Guess who are the latest pals in the B town? None other than Akshay Kumar and John Abraham. Elated with the success of each other's films (KAMBAKKHT ISHQ and NEW YORK respectively), they can't help singing praises for each other. It is quite expected though considering the fact that these two films have been responsible for getting the industry out of a slump that it had got into since the beginning of 2009.
Says Akshay Kumar who is himself quite elated with his back-to-business film KAMBAKKHT ISHQ, ''I am extremely happy for NEW YORK and especially John. The film brought an end to the bad run that Bollywood was facing for such a long time. I am glad that Kabir (Khan) came up with a well made film that brought audiences back to theaters.''
Akshay and John have worked together once in GARAM MASALA (2005) which was a hit at the box office.
John too is quite forthcoming when it comes to expressing his emotions for Akshay. ''I love Akshay. When he is happy, I am also happy. I am so glad that KAMBAKKHT ISHQ is performing so well. He deserved it. He is not just my senior but also a very good man.''
He goes on to add, ''People do ask me that how could I be singing praises for my peer especially since our films have been released back to back. My answer to them is that you need to have certain camaraderie to understand something like that. Akshay has been a great friend and he will always be.''
Akshay seems to agree. ''Films like NEW YORK should be made. It deserves all the success. Now I want upcoming biggies like LOVE AAJ KAL and KAMINEY amongst others to do well too. We should all be happy in each other's success. Only then will the industry grow. We should allow each other to perform well so that we also continue to do well. Industry needs continuous inflow of money.''
Now it has to be seen if the camaraderie between Akshay and John indeed continues forever.