January 3, 2011 03:44:13 PM IST Ruhail Amin, Glamsham Editorial
He's fondly called Mr. Dependable by many. And this is not without a reason. After all Akshay Kumar has proved time and again his clout at the box-office. Though, in rear view, 2010 was slightly below expectations for Akshay, but this spiral of jinx seems to be under threat now.
With Nikhil Advani's PATIALA HOUSE (PH) setting Akshay's 2011 film calendar in motion, there are high expectations that PH might do what Akshay has been trying to do through the last nine releases.
A reliable source from the industry adds, "Both Akshay Kumar and Nikhil Advani are on the same side of fate with PATIALA HOUSE. Nikhil is desperately looking for a hit for long and Akshay on the other hand wants to break free from the spiral that his films have been through in the last one year. Now, the big bet is, will Nikhil and Akshay deliver this time? Their last outing: CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA was a total washout. Will PATIALA HOUSE set in the good fortune? Everyone in the industry is guessing the answer to this question these days."
So, will Akshay tame the box-office in 2011 or will it prove to be as unpredictable as it has been over the last one year. The guessing game continues.