Patiala House: Akshay – Anushka directed by Nikhil Advani

After the disastrous Chandni Chowk To China, Nikhil Advani has moved on and has officially announced Patiala House starring Akshay Kumar in the lead.

Most actor – director combos, would break after disasters, but Akshay and Nikhil seem to have a lot of belief in each other and this move also shows how secure Akshay Kumar really is.

Joining them is Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi actress Anushka Sharma, in her first film outside the Yashraj banner. Rishi Kapoor too has been signed on to play a key role, while there are rumors of Dimple Kapadia being a part of the project.

So what is the movie all about? “Itís a father-son story. The son gives up his dream to save his fatherís reputation, until he meets a girl who gives him the strength to stand up for what he believes. Itís about second chances” says director Nikhil Advani.

The shooting begins in December and should finish by June 2010. Music will be composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.

What do you think? Will Akshay – Anuskha make a good onscreen pair? Is Nikhil Advani a capable director?



  • I think they’ll do a good pair.. but Anoushka would risk her career for this movie.. signed to do a movie and work for the worst director of this decade.. Nikhil Advani who did a crap crap shallow kachra movie cc2c?!!!!!

    Indicine Team: I don’t know which movies this director already did.. probably he did some good movies.. and if he really did in the past, so he’s lost his mind now by doing this crap cc2c!! how can they trust him as a good actor?!!

  • Fathiya, Nikhil Advani has directed Kal Ho Na Ho (SRK, Saif, Preity), Salaam-e-ishq (Salman, Govinda, Priyanka).. and CC2C.. His last two movies have flopped at the box office.

  • Indicine Team: I can’t believe that he did (Kal Ho Na Ho!!) it was such a good movie, amazing actually.. so what happened to him then?!! And Salame Ishq wasn’t a bad movie.. ppl didn’t accept it because it was 6 different stories.. but it was an ok movie.. not bad..but cc2c is a no. 1 flop.. a film which I couldn’t tolerate to watch for more than 5 minutes!!

    Noone knows.. probably he was drunk when he did cc2c or had some drugs or lost his mind..haha.. and I hope that he’ll do some good movies from nowon – with the same quality as Kal Ho Na Ho.. hope so.

  • I think this type of subject is highly suitable for Akki as he has already done films like RISHTY & WAQT with Amitjee.

  • I think Nikhil Advani will finally find a much needed Hit with this film as his past experiences should have taught him good lessons by now and he will definitely not repeat these mistakes again…….What I like about Akshay is that he never gives up and he will keep working with Nikhil unless He finds a hit with him….And I am damn sure that he is going to get it this time……….

    I believe that

    ” agar koi cheez shiddat say paanay ki koshish karo to Poori kainat usay milaanay main help karti hai….” SRK from OSO…..Very true as I have personally experienced this that the things start falling good for you if you try to do something putting your heart and soul in it…….. And These lines fit good for Akshay….. You rock dude…….

  • By the way, Why are these young girls coming with Older guyz these dayz like

    1. Deepika coming with SRK, Akshay and Saif……
    2. Asin coming with Amir, Salman and Ajay…….
    3. Anushka with SRK and now Akshay……… ???

    I hope that this doesn’t set any trend for the girls here as these things definitely make an impact on the environment…… Believe it or not, one of my female friends has recently started dating a much older guy and she is very serious to get married to him….. I find it very strange but Have the girls already started getting inspired by this trend of bollywood?????????

    Indicine Team: Go for it….. Please Post this question on the website as I am really looking forward to different opinions on this one especially from girls……..

  • Fahad: love is blind as u know.. and when a girl meets someone who’s attractive in his look, personality and finds everything she dreams in a man.. in that guy.. who’s older than her 20 or 25 years… so the age won’t matter for her at all.. that he’s older.. happened to lots of girls everywhere in this world.. it happens sometimes that a young man also fall in love with an older woman, older 15 or 20 years!! happened alot.. happened to me to!

  • Well Fathiya: In most of the cases that i have seen, Girls are not going for looks in the guyz 15-20 years older than them… How can they find those men attractive???? doesn’t make sense…… they are just falling because of their worth… these guyz gift a lot and that’s what making these girls falling for them…..I am actually saying this because i have one example with me… My friend does receive a lot of gifts from this guy and she always shows off those things to other female friends in our group. I don’t think younger boys can do that as they are not earning now…..

    As for younger boyz falling for older women, that’s still very rear……..

  • Fahad: we can’t generalize on all the girls what u hv said because the 5 fingures in the hand are just different.. aren’t equal.. actually it depeneds on the girl’s character whether she’s romantic or materialistic.. the materialistic girl always finds her happiness in money, wealth, positions, career, etc.. unlike the romantic girl who cares only about the “personality” and in search for someone who loves her.. shower her with his feelings.. that’s the most important for the romantic girl.. how much he loves her.. if u ask a romantic girl the following question: What’d u rather get from your lover, finace or husband on yr anniversary? A dimond set, a car or a red rose? She’ll reply: the red rose or a romantic candle light dinner.. but the materialistic girl would say: the rose will fade in few days!! and that’s because she never values the meaning of the red rose to be gifted to her.. that’s the difference between the 2 women!

    And the romantic girl will keep that rose which faded in her book and will take it out and will look at it even after 20 years.

    There4 Fahad.. the age doesn’t matter if we get what we want.. life is short..and if u lived all yr life without this beautiful heart beat.. without falling in love.. then you’ll grow old and u never knew the meaning of being alive.

  • Fathiya,the industry believes Karan Johar ghost directed Kal Ho Na Ho. Nikhil has failed to prove his critics wrong with both his films outside the Dharma Production banner..

    Let’s wait and watch if Patiala House is any better.

    Btw Salaam-e-ishq was too boring.. The runtime was the biggest problem.. They cut large portions of the movie after the runtime was severely criticized, but the damage was already done.. Too hard to convert negative wom to positive..

  • Indicine Team: you know.. after u mentioned that this director already did Kal Ho Na Ho.. I couldn’t believe that.. and thought there might be a mistake.. and that the movie Kal Ho Na Ha is like Karan Johar’s movies in the way was directed.. yeah.. we’ll wait and see!

  • I like the story and characters. I think movie will be hit. CC2C was one of the finest movie. News media made bad impression on movie.

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