Though the family drama failed to set the box-office on fire, Akshay is confident that ‘Thank You' will rake in the moolah with it's commercial appeal.
“'Patiala House' was personally and professionally a very special dream, a family oriented drama. On the other hand ‘Thank You' is a classic commercial comedy made for India's masses,” the 43-year-old actor told PTI in a telephonic interview from the UK where he is currently shooting for ‘Desi Boyz' with John Abraham.
“You see, ‘Patiala House' was not commercial entertainment. It was a heart warming experience though, both for the audience and especially me. So yes, the tears of joy from ‘Patiala House' have stopped and the tears of laughter are about to start rolling with ‘Thank You' for sure,” said the actor.
But Akshay, Bollywood's ‘original' khiladi also added that the audience often throws “unexpected googlies” when it comes to hits and misses.
“The thing is that you can never tell what the audience has in store for ‘us'. You would think it's ‘us' who should be doing all the talking but honestly the audience can throw a googly at you any time. So yet again I sit here and pray for acceptance though I can tell you that you are gonna love this one,” said the actor.
“Having said that, I do have a very wonderful feeling in my stomach this time around and no amount of humble nerves can take it away,” said Akshay.
‘Thank You' is proudly proclaiming itself to be a film about “three doggies” played by Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty and Irrfan Khan respectively. While the trio is shown as incorrigible flirts, Akshay Kumar is being presented as someone who is just the opposite.
“If I would have told you that I was ‘the flirt' in this film, I guarantee that you would all be accusing me of being predictable. So here I am, surprising you and my audience by being ‘the saint'. No wonder, on the sets they used to call me ‘The Marriage Detective',” said the actor.
Also starring Sonam Kapoor, Celina Jaitly and Rimi Sen as the leading ladies with Mallika Sherawat in an item number (Razia) and Vidya Balan in a cameo, ‘Thank You' has music by Pritam and is a co-production of Ronnie Screwvala and Twinkle Khanna. A solo release, the film arrives all over on 8th April. PTI