June 26, 2009 5:01:43 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
Ironical as it may sound but its back to square one for Bollywood with Akshay Kumar being looked upon as the saviour of the industry. He was lynched as the villain of the piece with his CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA beginning the slump in as early as January 2009. Now as the second half of the year is round the corner, he is the man of the moment as his KAMBAKKHT ISHQ is being looked at as that much awaited film that would bring the industry out of the dumps.
''You would be foolish to write him off'', declares Anees Bazmee who has delivered two super hits in the form of SINGH IS KINNG and WELCOME with Akshay Kumar, ''Don't forget that he is the same man who has been the darling of the masses and given so many back to back money spinners over the years. He has achieved so much in life in such a short time period. He cannot be penalized for one CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA throughout his life.''