Mumbai, Mar 18: For 'Khiladi' Akshay Kumar, return to the signature series with the same title, after a decade, is a deja vu moment.
The actor is returning to the Khiladi series through ‘Khiladi 786', twelve years after he had played a con man in Khiladi 420 in 2000.
“It (Khiladi) is a title for me. Like wherever I go people call me Khiladi. I have that much emotion that I have always been referred to as Khiladi (sic),” the actor has said. ‘Khiladi 786' is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Ashish R Mohan starring Ileana D'Cruz, Paresh Rawal and Himesh Reshammiya.
“It has been 12 years that I haven't done that kind (‘Khiladi') of a film. The role that I got, suits me...I think it was written for me...I am happy to be doing action films again,” the actor said.
Akshay began his acting career with action films but later took a break to dabble mainly in comedy movies.
The actor earned the nickname of ‘Khiladi' for his action-romantic-comedy films like ‘Khiladi' (1992), ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari' (1993), ‘Sabse Bada Khiladi' (1995), ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi' (1996), ‘Mr and Mrs Khiladi' (1997), ‘International Khiladi' (1999), ‘Khiladi 420' (2000). ‘Khiladi 786' is slated for release in Diwali.