Mumbai: Bollywood 'khiladi' Akshay Kumar's character in his forthcoming film "Boss" will be introduced by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. For Akshay, it is an "honour".
"It's an honour and a privilege to have a legend like Amitabh Bachchan introduce my character in 'Boss'. I've been his biggest fan since childhood and have even had the pleasure of working with him. He is an institution by himself," Akshay said in a statement.
Akshay and Amitabh have earlier worked together in movies like "Khakee" and "Waqt: The Race Against Time".
In "Boss", Akshay's character has a huge build-up before he makes an entry on screen and the makers always believed that no one other than the 70-year-old could do justice to the introduction of such a strong and larger-than-life character.
Also, when the script was sent to Big B, he loved the idea and immediately agreed to be a part of the movie.
"I've known Big B for years now because of my journalism background. But more importantly, I've grown up on his films. Probably the reason why I am in movies today is because of him. When I called him and requested him to be a part of 'Boss', he agreed," producer Ashwin Varde said in a statement.
"It's like a dream come true - to have a legend like him giving an introduction to the film," he added.
The megastar was given a script of the scenes well in advance. Despite his busy schedule, he made it a point to complete the dubbing at the earliest. He also improvised on the lines much to the delight of the film's makers.
Directed by Anthony D'Souza, "Boss" also stars Mithun Chakraborty, Shiv Pandit, Aditi Rao Hydari, Danny Denzongpa, Ronit Roy and Johnny Lever. Co-produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Cape Of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions, "Boss" will release in October.