New Delhi, April 1 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has a secret hobby of collecting posters of old Bollywood movies and actors and his fans will get to see his collection in a scene in his forthcoming movie ‘Action Replayy’.
‘Akshay has been collecting these posters for years and has built himself a sizeable collection,’ said a source close to the actor.
In ‘Action Replayy’, Akshay plays a coffee house owner and when the set was being planned, director Vipul Shah mentioned that he wanted it to be a Bollywood themed cafe.
While the crew searched for suitable posters in the market, they managed only a few cheesy ones. That’s when Akshay came to their rescue.
‘Yes, it’s true that I have lent some posters to Vipul because for the longest time, they couldn’t source original ones,’ said Akshay.
Shah said: ‘We were not getting good posters and the problem kept cropping up in production meetings. We had absolutely no clue that Akshay had such a collection. It was a pleasant surprise.’
‘Action Replayy’ also features Aishwarya Rai.
Randhir Kapoor inspires ‘Housefull’ crew
Yesteryears actor Randhir Kapoor, who is making a comeback with Sajid Khan’s ‘Housefull’, was a source of great inspiration on the sets due to his jovial nature.
The 63-year-old used to shoot from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday and still remained his jovial self.
‘When the rest of the cast, out of concern, would ask Randhir Kapoor to rest, he would simply reply saying, ‘When you work, you work’. This inspired the rest of the cast to sit on the sets and encourage each other,’ said the source.
‘Randhir Kapoor surprised everyone on the sets with his professionalism. He was very accommodating. And when it comes to his acting his comic timing is impeccable. He was truly an inspiration on the sets,’ the source added.
‘Housefull’ is being produced by Eros International and Sajid Nadiadwala. It will release April 30.
Scissors rescued ‘Tum Milo Toh Sahi’ crew from Mumbai rains
A pair of scissors was put to great use during the shooting of Kabir Sadanand’s ‘Tum Milo Toh Sahi’ to avoid Mumbai rains from playing havoc with the shooting schedules.
‘An old folklore say the use of a scissors tied with a white thread to a window can do wonders for getting rain as well as getting rid of it. And the unit of the film tried the trick and it worked big time at every location and at every instance,’ said a source from the unit.
When the last shot was canned on the first day of the film’s shoot, it began raining cats and dogs. Thereafter, the scissors came in handy.
Releasing Friday, ‘Tum Milo Toh Sahi’ is about timeless love.