Actor Arjun Kapoor, who will be seen playing the protagonist in the sequel of Namastey London, has stated that he has good relations with actor Akshay Kumar and he admired him for the work that he is doing. Speculations were rife from quite some time that Khiladi Kumar was not happy with producer Vipul Shah and Arjun for going ahead with the sequel titled Namastey Canada. However, the young actor was confident that Shah had a conversation with Akshay before approaching him for the project.
In an interview with PTI, Arjun says, "I shot a video for his film 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' and it negates the speculation. Vipul sir and Akshay were to do a film together but due to time constraints and scheduling problems (it did not happen). Vipul sir offered (the project to) me and I got excited about it."
"Akshay sir and I get along well and I respect him for what he has achieved and the work he is doing now." Arjun, who will feature in "Namastey Canada", is pumped up about working in the film.
"I think the kind of love 'Namastey London' got was immense... Stepping into a franchise is always great as one has to go in with a strong mindset."
There is buzz that his Ishaqzaade co-star Parineeti Chopra will be a part of the sequel but there is no confirmation yet.
The actor recalls watching Namastey London along with the leading lady, Katrina Kaif, during one of its screenings.
"I had told her (Katrina), it was her best performance so far. I remember the scene where Akshay sir spoke about India in that scene on the ship. (I believe) The simplicity worked well for the film."
Arjun was last seen in Half Girlfriend opposite Shraddha Kapoor.
(With PTI Inputs)
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