I took me 3-4 months to sign Special 26: Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar says it took him almost four months to say yes to “Special 26” because initially he did not understand the script, which carries an important message too.

“It took me around three-four months. The first time I read the script, I didn’t understand. Sometimes you don’t understand a script till somebody narrates it to you. That was the only thing,” the 45-year-old superstar said here in an interview.

Akshay said “Special 26” is based on a real-life incident that happened in the 1980s.

“My role is of a very simple man and how his life is shaken up. What happens to a common man and to what limit can he go? The film is based on that and it is based on a real story, this happened in 1986-87,” he said.

Directed by Neeraj Pandey, “Special Chabbis” also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill and Kajal Aggarwal and is slated for a Feb 8 release.

The film is about a group of 26 men who rob rich businessmen and industrialists by posing as CBI and income tax officials.

Akshay says the film carries a small message for the audiences.

“Through this film, we want to tell everyone to be very careful and alert. There are huge posters of bogus police at Juhu. When you hire a housemaid or servant, you should know about them to avoid being conned or being taken for a ride. This is the small moral of the story,” Akshay said.




  • It took around three-four months to sign
    it will run for 3-4 months
    may it not take the record breaking opening
    but with the content, it will be a blockbuster

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  • indicine

    in how many screens s26 is releasing.
    s26 is first 100cr movie of the year
    sathyagraha postponed to aug23
    so,outim2 will have 2 open weeks,and first atbb to akshay,budjet of the movie is also not huge
    and salman dont have any release on eid,shooting of his any movie not started yet

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  • Does anyone know if this the Hindi remake of the Tamil movie Ko? I heard that Akshay is doing that as well.

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  • For the film directed by a highly talented neeraj pandey, he needed 3 to 4 months.?
    If it was prabhudeva’s movie then he would have signed without hesitating it seems.:)

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  • so nothin impressive..barfi did 100 crores positive feel and fresh looks….music and promos r bit borin…

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  • Akshay took 3-4 days to sign joker. But he took 3-4 months to sign a film like Special 26 from A Wednesday director? ha!

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  • Akshay took 3-4 months for signing a film but still he has more than 5 releases every year. does he think during acting or acts when thinking.lol

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  • I don’t know what problem these guys are finding here therefore just saying bla bla and bla I thing they are getting arrogant that he does 4-5 movies every year.

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  • I am 100 percent sure that this movie will be the finest movie of 2013. And for the box office it will be only hit.all the best Akko sir

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  • i don’t know about block buster status. but surely super hit movie of 2013. first day will be low. but surely 100 crore.

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  • guys stop building expectations of 100 cr around, this is a wom film, and not necessarily a film to compete for huge grosser. I hope akki is applauded for his performance and film does well

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  • This is one of the best performances of Akshaykumar. I dont have any doubt saying that he is the most versatile HERO in our industry.

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