Five years after creating some 'hulchul' in the namesake film directed by Priyadarshan, HULCHUL (2004), Akshaye Khanna and Arshad Warsi have now taken a 'shortkut' with Neeraj Vora's SHORTKUT - THE CON IS ON. While in HULCHUL, Akshaye was a clear central lead with Arshad playing his sidekick, the situation has changed in case of SHORTKUT - THE CON IS ON where both would be seen in parallel roles.
Comments an industry insider, 'Over the years Arshad's standing in the industry has notably improved. He has continued to find appreciation and acknowledgment from his audiences with diverse films like GOLMAAL RETURNS, KRAZZY 4, SUNDAY, DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL, DHAMAAL, KABUL EXPRESS, LAGEY RAHO MUNNABHAI, GOLMAAL, CHOCOLATE and SEHAR -all of which arrived after HULCHUL. Agreed that majority of these have been multi star cast affair but it's a matter of time before Arshad is accepted as the central lead, what with films like ISHQIYA and KAUN BOLA round the corner.'
Meanwhile Akshaye too has been consistent by working in films that have allowed him to showcase his versatility as an actor. Movies like RACE, NAQAAB, GANDHI MY FATHER, SALAAM-E-ISHQ, AAP KI KHATIR and 36 CHINA TOWN are good enough examples to substantiate this point.
With the two actors coming together for this out and out 'masala' entertainer SHORTKUT - THE CON IS ON, audiences could well expect another laugh riot in the offering as the second half of 2009 kick starts.
An Anil Kapoor production, SHORTKUT - THE CON IS ON is all set for a 10th July release.