Published On: Thu, Aug 18th, 2016

What Arshad Warsi has to say about replacing Akshay Kumar in Aankhen 2


What Arshad Warsi has to say about replacing Akshay Kumar in Aankhen 2

Arshad Warsi on replacing Akshay Kumar in Aakhen 2: “Bahut Purani planning hai. Humne bachpan main socha tha kya karenge.”

Aankhen, a film made popular by Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and Arjun Rampal all of whom played the lead roles is all set to roll out its sequel titled Aankhen 2. While Amitabh Bachchan and Arjun Rampal have been retained from the original starcast, part two will see two new additions in the male starcast in the form of Arshad Warsi and Anil Kapoor. And we couldn’t help but notice how Arshad was stepping into Akshay’s shoes here after the latter stepped into the former’s in Jolly LLB 2.

For the uninitiated, after Akshay Kumar’s name was officially announced as the lead actor of Jolly LLB 2, Arshad expressed his feelings of losing out the hit franchise in the following words, “I was supposed to do Jolly LLB 2, but Fox Star Studios needed a bigger star, so they chose Akshay. It makes it easier for marketing, it makes it easier to have a hit. With me, you (the filmmakers) have to make a good film, so that is the problem. You can make money with me only if it’s a very good film.”

At Aankhen 2’s launch, we couldn’t help but ask Arshad if it was even stevens for him after stepping into the boots of a sequel that earlier starred Akshay Kumar and replacing him. And Arshad quipped, “Bahut Purani planning hai. Humne bachpan main socha tha kya karenge. ( It’s all old planning. We had decided from our childhood what we would do).

On a more serious note, Arshad said, “It’s a coincidence. It happens at times. Abhi isme koi kuch nahi hai. Hota hai aisa. Kabhi koi yeh role kar leta hai. So it’s fine.”

The actor also expressed happiness at having got an opportunity to work with his childhood hero Amitabh through this film. “From my childhood, I have loved him. He is my hero and always will be. I respect all other actors but when you love somebody he is everything. And my luck was such that my debut film was produced by him. We did one film and it was unfortunate what happened with the film and this is the second time I am getting an opportunity to work with him. It’s been approximately 20 years in this industry. I am so happy to be here and I don’t think any actor is complete if he hasn’t shared the screen with Mr. Bachchan.

At 74, it is tough but i am happy to be in the company of youinghsters and feel this generation of talent youth that we have is qn amazing group of younsters had the greatoprigvilege of working learn so much from the surprise amaze how wonderful they are able to perform inspired by them when i see their films average age on my sets is 25. Revealing for me as an artist to see them as actors.”

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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