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I’ve tried to make people laugh in ‘Kambakkht Ishq’: Akshay

Akshay says that 'Kambakkht Ishq' is an 'absolutely masala film' that delves into the battle of sexes.

Written by Agencies | London |
July 2, 2009 10:25:34 am

‘Kambakkht Ishq’ may boast of an Hollywood star cast but it is an “absolutely Bollywood masala film” that delves into the battle of sexes,according to superstar Akshay Kumar,who plays a stuntman in the movie.

The film,which has Sylvester Stallone,Bondgirl Richards and Brendon Routh on the star cast,will be released globally this Friday,a new achievement for a Hindi film.

“Kambakkht Ishq will be released in 2030 screens globally. That is quite a big release for Hindi Cinema,” Akshaya Kumar said in an interview.

“It is absolutely a Bollywood Masala film,with a lot of comedy,a lot of emotions,action and battle of sexes,both male and female,trying to show who is stronger,and how they fall in love. That is when they realise Kambakkht Ishq Ho Gaya,” the actor said.

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Answering queries,the action hero said the entire film was shot in the Universal Studio in Los Angeles and some portion in Italy in three months at an estimated cost of Rs 35 to 40 crore.

Hoping that the audience would enjoy the film immensely,he said “it is completely a commercial film – come and enjoy – and return home with a smile on your face. “I have tried to make people laugh.”

On stars like Sylvester Stallone,the man who made antisocial,underdog heroes like ‘Rocky’ and ‘Rambo’,Brandon Routh (Superman) and Denise Richards,a former Bond girl,Akshay said,”I had a great time with them. They are great professionals. I enjoyed working with each of them. They are there not because they are Hollywood actors but they are required for the film.”

“They are very down to earth people,no doubt they are so great and so famous.”

In the film Viraj Shergill (Akshay Kumar) is a swashbuckling stuntman in Hollywood who lives by the mantra “women are only good for two things… making love and making


Simrita Rai (Kareena Kapoor) is a firebrand who is more than able to stare down the most arrogant male with her caustic wit and sardonic tongue.. her firm belief is “there’s no such thing as love.”

So what happens when the two people who hate each other the most meet at Simrita’s best friend Kamini’s and Viraj’s brother Lucky’s wedding?.. a wedding that both Viraj and Simrita are violently opposed to and desperate to stop.

The film also stars Aftab Shivdasani and Amrita Arora. It is produced by Nadiadwala grandson entertainment and directed by Sabbir Khan,co-produced by Sunil A Lulla with music scored by Anu Malik.

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