MBPA: Akshaye's hattrick with Priyadarshan

S Abid By S Abid | 15 Apr 2008 00:00:00 IST

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What a strange co-incidence this is that Priyadarshan has proved to be very lucky for two very diverse actors, both of whom have similar sounding first names (except for an extra 'e'!). Yes, we are talking about top star Akshay Kumar and top actor Akshaye Khanna. They both have given a sizeable number of successful films with Priyadarshan.

While enough has been said and written about the Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan combo, let us check out the non stop success record of the Akshaye Khanna and Priyadarshan team. Though they started with the critically acclaimed DOLI SAJA KE RAKHNA in 1998, it was in 2003 that Akshaye Khanna and Priyadarshan created HUNGAMA at the box-office. The very next year they again caused HULCHUL at the ticket window.

With the big success of RACE behind him, a rejuvenated Akshaye Khanna is looking forward to a hattrick of success with Priyadarshan. The project in question is the June release, MERE BAAP PEHLE AAP, which is a typical Priyadarshan comic caper. An added attraction of the movie is that a major portion of the film has been shot on the world famous tourist attraction, the exotic backwaters of Kerala.