When an offbeat film of yours ends up finding all-around appreciation, starts breaking records, gives a character artist a hero status, battles challenges that could have been reputation threatening and ends up gaining a cult status for itself, it can be pretty much said that things are indeed falling in place for you as a filmmaker.
Akshay Kumar may well be saying this to himself, what with ‘OMG – Oh My God’ cruising towards the 80 crore mark just in India and carrying a decent chance of registering 100 crore in worldwide collections. This, when two of his films (Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore) have already joined the 100 crore club this year and one more (Khiladi 786) is all set to repeat the feat in less than two months from now.
The man who was being questioned for his script selection not too long ago is now being hailed for getting it right across genres and scoring well too. The same guy who hadn’t lost his charm or the acting prowess, was the fittest in the business, had boasted of looks that had stayed steady despite a few downs in his career and had glowed without the need of any surgical helps, smiled through his not so good times and is now calling the shots in a big way, and how.
Suddenly, all choices made by him seem to be worth in gold. ‘Khiladi 786’ is coming across as a true blue action comedy franchise which just can’t go wrong. ‘Special Chabbis’ is touted as a slick heist thriller in the offering early next year. ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2’ is a sequel that stands tall amidst Top-5 most awaited films of 2013. ‘Naam Hai Boss’ is an entertaining ‘masala’ flick that has the cushion of being a South remake. With another remake already in the pipeline with A.R. Murugadoss and close friend Sajid Nadiadwala planning a biggie with him, Akshay has earned his Bollywood standing in a big way.
This isn’t where he is stopping as his freshly floated production house ‘Grazing Goat’ has pretty much turned out to be a ‘Golden Goat’ for him. With many more productions in the pipeline, starting with ’72 Miles’ which is ready for release, Akshay is juggling his many roles and revelling in all the success coming his way. Clearly, he is enjoying the best phase of his career and just like the Khan trio along with Ajay Devgn has firmed up his place further in the Top-5.
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I am sick and tired of this. Can you please explain why, even after repeatedly complaints, you don’t include Hrithik Roshan in the Top 5?
Read the link below.. see how many flops Ajay Devgan has without Rohit Shetty. And he doesn’t even a single solo success. Hrithik had Agneepath which did 120 crores (close to 200 crores worldwide) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, a multiplex film, was a super success.
Would you care to explain, Mr Joginder Tuteja?
akshay khiladi786 is sure flop h.agar nahi hui to comment karna hi band kar dunga.
akshay have many more flop then hits.he is KING OF FLOP movies.joker movie show thats all and omg movie hir because of paresh rawal ji.
Really How can he forget, which got 2cr Opening and Life time 20cr ..BIGGEST DISASTER OF 2012. !! Lol akki…& Joginder OMG got Poor Opening..& did good biz coz of WOM n Paresh Rawal…not Akki..STOP BEING BIASED JOGINDER..!!
Joker Biggest Disaster EVER !!
guys please dont try to take any credit off from gr8 ajay devgan, he is not only a versatile actor but an acting genious. where rohit shetty was when he was churning blcokbuster from his debut movie phool pour kante which was inspiration to full on masala debut for hrithik roshan through knph. again he bangs with jigar dilwale diljale pyar to hona hi tha suhag ishq sahid bhagat singh deewangi company bhoot khakee major saab qayamat & many more. he was praised by one and all for his brilliant performance in omkara & kargil as well. he is undoubtedly finest actor to come out from bollywood in recent years. How any one can ignore is intense performance in Zakhm, hum dil de chuke sanam etc. wat to say about his charismatic performance in dil kya kare gangajal apharan & raajneeti. he has long term association with stalwarts like prakash jha harry baweja milan lutharia raj kumar santoshi anees bazmi so wats the fuss that he has recent collaboration with ashwini dhir and shetty. Ofcourse he has given grand success with dhir & shetty but why it is touted as devgan’s dependence on shetty for success why it is not the other way around while he has bettter success & long history. well srk always go better with dharma procuction and YRF does it means he only succeed because of them? Anyway I am sure Devgan will clear this myth once Himmatwala will be out on theatre and I am sure that will be the biggest hit of his career. This time thankfully Sajid is also out of his comfort zone wit new equation of actors. Y i m not counting SOS is if it become even an ATBB people will say Ajay always work big when he stars in film directed by either shetty or ashwini Dhir. Tnx.
its sign super super star and so many promising films,ppl not interested srk any more,salman got health probs,aamir just one movie per year…akki is on top position its difficult after 2013…srk pack up bags
no suprise after 2013 biggest production houses wil take akki only
why r u forget epic disaster joker also this year
Lord of the kingsss….Salman Khan!!!!!!!!!!!
At the end of 2013 akki bcom no 1…bcoz khans ki itne film bhi rels nahi Hogi jitni akki ki hit hogi…
All the best, Akki, Khialdi 786 will be big hit. Khiladi Bhaiya, Khiladi………..
King Kumar is real king & real baap of all khans
why jogindar taklu is after Hrithik? hez better than khans and ajay devgan
Joginder – R u crazy for Akshay ? Hes just gettin what coming his way with no mind of his own. R u being paid by him ? He has no role in the success of OMG and Sajid Khan deserved to be credited for Housefull. Even Rowdy Rathore is scene to scene copy. If Akshay is a real star, he could have got audience for Joker. He is just following the footsteps of Salman. Only the movies where the filmmakers think that Khans or Hrithik wont accept or they plan it only for making some quick money, then Akshay is ever ready. Zero quality. Just want to fill his bank accounts. Bollywood is going down because of these kind of heroes.
For those of you who are saying only Paresh Rawal should get credit for success of OMG is wrong. Both Akshay and Paresh should get equal credits because they supported each other. Even Aamir appeared after Interval in Taare Zameen Par and Akshay in Bhool Bhulayia.
if omg is not akki’s movie then 3idiots is also not amir bona movie. all characters of 3idiots were better than amir. don’t know why people say its amir movie ?
@sanjeev. . Then y the hel aki fans told that he in special appearance by looking 1st day collection of 4cr . . Ah. Tel . . Dnt behave like childish . . Accept the fact . .
Wat a joke!!!!
A super star at his peak career can’t gives a disaster film!!
super, super, super…. akshay is the real king of bollywood. he is the one how dose 3-4 movie every year. akshay is a self made king.
jap! remember M or Mrs khan. Yoraj
sab ka baap hai akshay
Rathore,,, Vikram Rathore,,, ha ha ha
All the worst Akki…….Khiladi 786 will be break Joker’s record.Bhikari Bhaiya….Bhikari……….
AKKI IZ D MOST STABLE SUPERSTAR IN B-TOWN I THK, BCOZ DIZ YEAR HE HAS GVEN ONE EPIC DISASTER LIKE JOKER (WHOLE MVE IN RUMOURED BEFR ITZ RELEASE) BT HE CAME UP WTH HUGE SUCCESS WTH OMG N THANX 2 PARESH RAWAL FR HS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE N K786 MAY BE BIGGEST MONEY SPINER OF DIZ YEAR IF CRITICS,WOM,CONTENT GOOD TO EXCELLENT DAN NO ONE CAN STOP DIZ .
atleast akki is loyal to his fans. he didn’t promote joker. he didn’t want to waste his fans money. but sallu is worst actor. he knows his movies are pathetic still he promotes his movies and snatches money from poor people. sallu is in bollywood to make money. cheapo actor. akki is king. King kumar we love u
Even if Akki has promoted Joked…it would had been Bigger Disaster…Remember Chandini Chowk, Khata Metha, PatialaHouse, Blue..List Goes on n on…Akki has Endless DISASTERS in his credit.
akki is real khiladi and baap of action since 90’s. i loved his fighting in khiladi series specially flying kicks. sallu lalu is copying akshay. but akki is his baap in action.
AKKI’S FILM KHILADI 786 WILL BIG SUPER DUPERHIT BEST OF LUCK KHILADI BHAIYA
Lifetime collections in India Salman Khan 2009. Main Aur Mrs.Khanna- 8 crores,SRK- Billu 23 crores,Aamir- Dhobighat-14 crores,Hrithik-Guzarish-25 crore,Ajay Devgn Aakrosh-14 crore. In this list who is not superstar?