Just how many films is Akshay Kumar going to do every year?
He has just released Laxmmi. Sooryavanshi is ready for release.
Now comes the announcement on Diwali day of Ram Setu, a drama based on the theory of unity and brotherhood, to be directed by Abhishek Sharma.
Interestingly, both Akshay and Abhishek had releases this Diwali.
While Akshay’s Laxmmi opened to mixed responses, Sharma’s Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is the first Hindi film to open in theatres after the Covid lockdown.
Sharma directed Tere Bin Laden and Shaukeens before he hit the bigtime with John Abraham’s Parmanu.
Ram Setu has Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is currently directing Akshay in the historical Prithviraj Chauhan, as a creative consultant.
With Laxmmi, which streams on Disney + HotStar, getting an average vote of 2.4/10 with more than 12,000 1-star ratings on IMDb, the film is one of Akshay’s most disliked films.
A trade expert, speaking on condition of anonymity, tells Subhash K Jha that Taish featuring no A-lister is getting a much bigger response than Laxmmi.
“Laxmmi is one of Akshay’s worst rated films in his entire career,” he adds.
An actor from Laxmmi said plans for a sequel have been dropped. “If you see the film, Akshay clearly indicates a sequel,” the actor tells Subhash.
“But after the way Laxmmi bombed all plans of carrying the story forward have been scrapped.”
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