With his latest film HOUSEFULL off to a thumping start, Akshay Kumar can heave a sigh of relief. The star has once again, after DE DANA DAN, silenced all and the grand opening week of HOUSEFULL (much better than DE DANA DAN) has only confirmed that the 'Khiladi' has lost none of his charm nor his fan following.
It has also strengthened our belief that the audience now loves Akshay Kumar in his simpleton, geeky roles and it appears that Akki has put the 'Khiladi' image (literally speaking) behind him!
If we look in the past we can safely say that Akshay's recent hits like HOUSEFULL (expected), DE DANA DAN, SINGH IS KINNG, NAMASTEY LONDON and WELCOME all had him in his well loved, geeky 'avatar'. Although a recent film that failed, CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA did have Akshay in his geeky 'avatar' but can be called an exception to the rule.
In fact most of the films in recent times where Akshay has essayed the role of a casanova like BLUE, KAMBAKKHT ISHQ etc have failed to impress. And it seems that director Sajid Khan (whose very first film, the super hit HEYY BABYY had Akshay Kumar playing a casanova) knew this and so in his second and latest film HOUSEFULL Akshay appears in his nerdy avatar. A simpleton who knows nothing about the birds and bees!
Just check out "I don't know what to do" from HOUSEFULL and one can see that Akshay is really hilarious in the song sequence and the audience it appears has once again given Akshay the thumbs up, and for now geeky is the magical character for him!