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Akshay Kumar wishes to be directed by Karan Johar

Akshay Kumar

By: Mohnish Singh

Akshay Kumar is one of the busiest actors in business. Every year, he comes up with 3-4 films and earns big moolah at the box-office. 2019 has turned out to be yet another successful year for the superstar. After delivering three runaway hits – Kesari, Mission Mangal and Housefull 4, Akshay Kumar is now awaiting the release of his fourth film of the year, Good Newwz.

Also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh in lead roles, Good Newwz is scheduled to hit theatres on 27th December, 2019. If early reviews are anything to go by, Khiladi Kumar has another hit by his side.


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Good Newwz is co-produced by ace filmmaker Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions. This is his second collaboration of the year with Akshay Kumar, the earlier one being critically and commercially successful period drama Kesari which went on to do thunderous business upon its release in March.

Talking about collaborating with Karan Johar again, Akshay Kumar said in one of his interviews, “It’s not often that a producer works with an actor in two such big films in one year. I am guessing that our collaboration is mutual because we admire and respect each other’s work ethic immensely. That’s why we are and want to continue making films together.”


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The superstar added that he hopes Karan directs him in a film one day. “I am just hoping that one day Karan will want to direct me but he just keeps telling me that I make films too fast. Karan, the producer, loves me. Karan, the director, is hiding from me and my early morning shoots (laughs).”

After capping off 2019 with four releases, Akshay Kumar will begin 2020 with Rohit Shetty’s cop-drama Sooryavanshi, which is scheduled to release on 27th March. Sooryavanshi will be followed by Laxmmi Bomb on 22nd May.

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