Sun hides within the darkness of clouds when the rain gods are in the mood to flood out the planet earth. It remains there till the time rain is on. Even in showbiz, many actors take a breather between their work just to ensure they don’t burn out especially as they get older. But, as they say, exceptions are there everywhere, few of our Bollywood veterans don’t seem to tire working round the year even being in the thick of camera, roll in and action for more than 25 years. A growing list of multiple projects is a proof of their insatiable energy and spirit.
Mr. Intense Ajay Devgn does not seem to tire entertaining the audience with a rich vein of diverse films, thus labeling him as one of the versatile actors in Bollywood. He’s currently doing two films together, titled Total Dharmaal and De De Pyaar De, respectively. Very soon, he’s going to work on his ambitious project Tanaaji, a film based on Maratha Subedar Tanaaji Malusare, to be directed by Om Raut. Slated to go on floors on September 25, the high octane period drama promises to be one edge of a seat thriller. After that, Ajay will put his soccer shoes on to play the character of a Football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who brought laurels to the country in a period spanning from 1951 to 1963. Under his guidance, the Indian Football team won the Gold medal in 1962 Asian Games and got the semi-final honor in Melbourne Olympics. The film is being produced by Boney Kapoor in collaboration with Zee Studios with Amit Sharma wearing the hat of a director. Afterward, Ajay will essay the character of Chanakya to be directed by Neeraj Pandey, the man behind the success of Special 26, Baby, MS Dhoni-The Untold Story, etc. The story doesn’t end here as after that, he will work on two more, one with a yet to titled Luv Ranjan film with Ranbir Kapoor and another one with Anil Kapoor in Saadhe Saati to be directed by Welcome fame Anees Bazmee.
Next in the list is Mr. Khiladi, Akshay Kumar who loves to dole out multiple hits a year. Made his debut in 1991, Akshay is one of those very few actors who completes the movie schedule in about 2 months or so, saving a lot of time and cost for the producers. With 100 crores becoming a norm for Akshay these days, the movie becomes a profitable venture for both him and his producers. Akshay, apart from his upcoming Independence Day release Gold, showcasing the golden era of Indian hockey, is busy shooting for Robot 2, Housefull 4 and Kesari. He slips into a villainous role opposite south superstar Rajnikanth in a R.Shankar directed film. With Akshay in a negative role going head-on against Rajnikanth, the film is most likely to win accolades from both critics and audience. On the other side, Kesari is a joint production venture between Akshay Kumar and noted filmmaker Karan Johar. The film, based on Battle of Saragarhi, will see him essaying the role of Havildar Ishar Singh. Immediately after Housefull 4, he will work on an untitled film with Kareena Kapoor bankrolled by Dharma Productions.
(Guest Writer: Vicky)
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