March 5, 2012 02:33:36 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
He may have played Mr. Cool in countless flicks. However the 'cool quotient' has taken an altogether different dimension in Sajid Nadiadwala's HOUSEFULL 2 where he enacts the role of a man with a mysterious grin.
"When you see the film, you would realise that he has been bold enough to play the kind of character that has never been enacted by any other mainstream Bollywood actor in the past," informs a source from the writing team of HOUSEFULL 2, "He has pulled it off only because of his director's conviction."
However just one discussion with Sajid Khan was good enough for him to be convinced about the part. Once on the job, he was seen having harmless fun with his co-stars even when the camera wasn't rolling.
"Another reference point for Akshay was Sajid himself. He used to play such a character on his TV show 'Ikke Pe Ikka' and thought it would be a good enough idea to attempt something like this on the big screen since no one had dared to do that before," the source added.
No wonder, if one sees Akshay giving out those mysterious grins for this film, it is Sajid Khan who is the source of it all. Laughs Sajid, "Trust me, by the time film is ready for release, you would see the entire nation hooked on to Akshay's mannerisms. He is the coolest man around who would be quite popular on the college circuits as well. When you would see the film, you would know."