One of the greatest actors of all time, Al Pacino who played a ‘Don’ in the ‘Godfather’ series of films, was all praise for Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s act in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara.
After watching the trailer of OUATIMD, the legendary Pacino was reminded of his ‘Godfather’ days. According to a source close to the film “Al Pacino and Barry Navidi were casually discussing the changing scenario of films. Navidi happened to mention Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara while mentioning gangster films made in India and showed him the trailer of the film.”
Impressed by the trailer and Akshay’s performance, Pacino said “My friend Barry Navidi showed me a promo of an Indian gangster film with Akshay Kumar. It brought some fond memories back from my Godfather days.”
An elated Akshay told reports “A touch of appreciation is always held dearly by an actor, even if it’s from the simplest of people like our beloved spot boys. But to have your work spoken of so kindly by the world’s most admired gangster Pacino himself, I had goose-bumps thinking about him watching the promo. I was so humbled as an actor, but more so as a huge fan of his legendary work. This man just made a dream come true for me, with one simple message. I just pray he enjoys the film as much as he liked the promo.”
Director Milan Luthria was all smiles too “I’m walking around with a silly grin and you know why. The only actor’s portrait in my cabin is of this God of Gangsters (Al Pacino). He is an all-time legend and a personal favourite”
The Godfather films have inspired thousands of filmmakers across the world. In fact, Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar was a tribute to what is widely believed to be the best film of all time.